Mr Tan was referred by the Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP). His existing five-year-old dentures were a bad fit and affected his ability to eat properly. After receiving his new dentures, Mr Tan expressed his gratitude to the staff at SSVP and Mount Alvernia Hospital’s Outreach team.
Also referred by the SSVP, Mr Ng had never worn dentures and was having difficulty eating food that was hard and tough. At his first fitting, he required some help getting accustomed to biting down. When asked what he would like to eat after getting his dentures, he said that he could not wait to chomp on fried chicken!
Petite and frail-looking Mdm Oh was referred by Thye Hwa Kuan Senior Activity Centre at Toa Payoh. She had to have her loose tooth removed and full upper and partial lower dentures made. Upon getting her new dentures, she was overwhelmed with gratitude. With tears in her eyes, she said, “Thank you, Thye Hwa Kuan and Mount Alvernia Hospital Outreach for shortlisting me for this (the dental work).”
Having a proper set of teeth is very important as there are nutrition and health implications. Toothlessness often results in low self-esteem and causes a person to be reluctant to smile or communicate. In serious instances, it can even lead to depression.
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