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STORY OF MY WISDOM TOOTH EXTRACTION


The post title might sound a little bit unglamorous,  but it's straight to the point. Today, I'm going to talk about my wisdom teeth removal experience at Implantdontics Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry.

I'm sure many of you are afraid of having your wisdom tooth removed because of the pain, gum swelling and bleeding for a couple of days or even a week.

So was I!

When I asked my friends about wisdom teeth removal, most of their reactions were "Oh my god! It's going to be painful. Scary"-  "You have to take at least 1 week medical leave"- "You won't be able to eat anything except for porridge". "Your face will get swollen."

I was so scared that it took me... one year to finally have my wisdom teeth removed regardless numerous reminders by my dentist. It's ridiculous, I know.

I tried to ease myself by thinking that my wisdom teeth haven't given me any problem for more than 20 years; there is no reason why I need to remove them. Saying "them" I meant I had to remove not one but four teeth. Can you imagine? It's like quadrupling the pain.

And you are asking me why do I need to remove four wisdom teeth? Here is the answer:


Story of my wisdom tooth extraction at Implantdontics dental clinic


I am so "fortunate" to have two stupid teeth grow diagonally inward, I don't know why they are called wisdom teeth. And for God's sake, they are big, so they left no room for the other teeth to grow. My dentist said If I didn't remove them, very much likely decay would occur. By then, things would get worse. As I had to remove two lower teeth, the two upper ones were advised to be removed as well.

I got a heart attack when I heard it from Dr.  Dennis Leong. There were many questions popped up in my head:

- OMG! I'm going to die! How could I tolerate the pain?
- How am I going to eat without my teeth?
- My teeth don't cause me any pain, why do I have to bring the pain to myself?
- Oh my God, it's going to cause me a bomb. One wisdom tooth extraction costs S$800- S$900. Four teeth will cost me S$3200 - S$3600???????

Enough dramas yet? Does it sound similar to you? But I'm going to tell you why I still decided to have my four teeth removed at the end.

I went to the Implantdontics Clinic on Friday afternoon with a very relaxing and worry-free mood.


Story of my wisdom tooth extraction at Implantdontics dental clinic

Arriving at the clinic. 

While waiting for my turn, I managed to snap some photos of the clinic interior. 


Story of my wisdom tooth extraction at Implantdontics dental clinic


Love the cozy environment. They even have FREE WIFI for you to surf in case your data network sucks.


Story of my wisdom tooth extraction at Implantdontics dental clinic
Receptionist area. 
Just in case, everyone is busy inside, press the bell to be served :D


Story of my wisdom tooth extraction at Implantdontics dental clinic

I'm sure many dental clinics out there are offering the same services, but tell me which clinic is as conveniently reachable as Implantdontics? Whatapps, Skype, Viber, SMS, Phone call, Email. You name it; they have it! Very well -equipped with technology.

Story of my wisdom tooth extraction at Implantdontics dental clinic

The room where I had my wisdom teeth removed. Bright and beautiful! 

Another room where I had my gum treatment done. Most of the time when I was in that chair, I felt like sleeping. Too comfortable to take it.


Story of my wisdom tooth extraction at Implantdontics dental clinic


X-ray room. 

Story of my wisdom tooth extraction at Implantdontics dental clinic

Back to the procedure, Dr. Leong asked me earlier if I wanted to stay awake or to be unconscious during the surgery. I chose to stay awake. Not because I was so brave, I tried to cut cost  *lolz*. So I was given a local anesthetic to numb the entire area where my teeth were removed. 

Dr. Leong arranged his colleague- Dr. Aidan Yeo to do the surgery for me. As what I was told by Dr. Leong and the clinic staffs, Dr. Aidan Yeo is one of the most experienced doctors in wisdom tooth extraction. "You won't even feel the pain at all. He will just need  less than 3 minutes to extract your teeth". And so I trusted them. 

Dr. Yeo started extracting my two upper teeth first. I laid down, closed my eyes and counted to 10 to distract myself from thinking how painful it could be. When I counted to 5, I heard Dr. Yeo said "OK! One is gone!" 

I was like "Are you serious? Why so fast? I couldn't feel anything?". And that moment, I knew I was terrified by too many comments that people gave me OR their dentists did a bad job. Dr. Yeo's experience was beyond my expectation. He needed only 5 minutes to extract my two upper teeth and approximately 30- 35 minutes to take out the lower two whereas normal procedures usually take 60 minutes to complete. 

Best part? I didn't feel so much pain, even when he opened up my gum tissue over the teeth, cut the teeth into small pieces, took them out one by one and sewed the gum back up. The pain was totally bearable and not scary as what people said AT ALL. For this, I need to thank to Implantdontics clinic, Dr. Leong & Dr. Yeo for making my life so much easier. Why?

1. I needed only three days medical leave instead of 6 even though Dr. Leong gave me six days medical leave. So nice of him!
2. Unbelievably enough, I could eat rice on 3rd day itself. Some have to eat porridge for 1 week, poor them. 
3. After two days, the pain was gone like magic. How could it even be possible? :-O
4. Instead of having to pay S$3500- S$4800 as what other clinics charge, I only needed to pay S$2500 for everything. Isn't it awesome? You tell me "Cheap things are not good"? You are wrong! Not forget to mention you can even claim from your Medisave if you are a Singaporean or Singapore PR. 

After all, if you are still wondering which dental clinic should you go to have your wisdom teeth surgery done, I would recommend you to Implantdontics Clinic. 

Their clinic is located at 1 Orchard Boulevard, #10- 02, Camden Medical Centre. 
They do offer other services like teeth whitening, gum treatment, root canal treatment, dental implant, etc.... My teeth are now taken care of them, and I totally love it. 

Call them to fix an appointment now if your teeth have any problem. +65- 6737 7022 (during office hours) OR +65- 8394 0827 (after office hours)

Also, don't forget to check out their website www.implantdontics.com for more information about what do they offer. 

If you have any question about my personal experience or clinical services, feel free to leave me some comments below. I'll try to answer as much as I could. If not, Call +65- 6737 7022 and don't forget to mention my name "Crystal Phuong" when seeing Dr. Leong.  :)


Lastly, good luck everyone with your wisdom teeth removal! It won't be painful at all IF you have it done at Implantdontics, I guarantee! 
Crystal Phuong
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Crystal's Closet: Weekly Wardrobe (Ep23 & 24) and a surprised GIVEAWAY


Hi everyone!

Hope you've already had a great start of the week. Forget about Monday blue, let's just make this week Pink. I know that might sound little senseless to you but psychologically it works. Your positive mind and attitude will lead you where you want to be. So think positively!

This is gonna be long blog entry with 2 weekly wardrobe episodes combined as I need to finish up some advertorial posts by this week. So enjoy looking at some amazing photos and following me back to my weeks. 

Monday
Hot heels with hot skirt for meetings on Monday. I'm currently having a huge crush on pencil skirts. It is very old-school style but this feminine pieces are so elegant and classic. Plus they come in a wide variety of colors and patterns for you choose. 

Get this look
Sheer purple blouse: Forever21. Similar: Intermix
Black pencil skirt: Costal Blanca
Bangles: Torrid

Also, here is my favorite pencil skirt collection that I selected from Polyvore. These are very basic pieces that you should definitely have in your closet.

Sexy pencil skirts




After work, I went to EHA Clinic for my beauty retreat. Got my skin laser done by Dr. Elias Tam and now I'm so happy with my flawless skin. If you ever consider to go to aesthetic clinic for skin tightening, botox, nose filler, EHA is one of my recommendations. Call them to fix an appointment 6235 3325





Tuesday
Running an errand the entire day and I wasn't in the mood for any fancy outfit. When the day you don't feel like dressing up at all, loose shirt-dress & colorful jeans seem a good idea.




Get this look:
Loose shirt-dress: Foreve21- Similar: Richard Nicoll
Blue Jeans: GUESS
Blue wedges: ZARA- Similar: Dolce Vita
Necklace: Forever21
Sunglasses: Coach

Shoes reunion. Taking this cute short of my shoes with my friend's one. 

Night time, working on something exciting. 60% of work done. I just need to do voice over and then I can publish it for you guys to watch. It has been pending forever for God's sake.




Wednesday.

I was in the yellow/ olive and grey mood. It was my random choice and turned out to be a good one. Notice the cute vintage necklace I was wearing with the mushroom, bird, teapot charms on it? It is one of my favorite pieces sponsored by Strings of Glamour. Do check them out!
Get this look
Sheer olive-yellow blouse: Forever21. Similar: L'Wren Scott
High waist pants: ZARA- Similar: Valentino
Necklace: Strings of Glamour


Thursday
Floral printed tulip skirt and lime lace top rocked the day. If you are so worried about your big hip or your pear body shape and you can't wear those hot pencil skirts I mentioned above? Well, tulip skirt works perfectly for you. Don't hesitate to try them on. I love how comfortable it is to wear yet so chic and stylish.


Get this look.
Lime lace blouse: Forever21- Similar: Equipment
Tulip skirt: ZARA- Similar: Vivienne Westwood
Bangles: Torrid


Friday
Brightened up my day with this color-blocking toga dress. The uniqueness of this dress is on the its design. When I raise up my right hand, it looks like I'm wearing an upside-down L shape dress. It's pretty cool.
Get this look!
Dress: My Crystal's Closet. Wanna get a piece of this? Email to shopping@crystalphuong.net. Selling price at S$10 only. Dress comes with belt
Necklace: My Crystal's Closet: S$8. For purchase, email to shopping@crystalphuong.net

I went for dinner at Chinatown and this caught my attention. 




Thousand of lanterns light up at night in Chinatown waiting to celebrate Mid- Autumn Festival. Have you guys ever celebrated Mid- Autumn Festival? This reminds me so much about my childhood during Mid-Autumn Festival. I was bought a 5 pointed star shaped lantern and went performing lion-dance with some other kids on the street. We also went to houses asking permission to perform for them as blessing of luck, fortune and receiving some lucky money in return. That was so much fun. 



Saturday
Mike came to pick me up for lunch and movie at Vivo. It has been a while since our last movie time together. 


Natural makeup for relaxing Saturday. 

Watching TED in the cinema. The movie was super hilarious and I've not laughed that hard for the longest time. 



Outfit of the day: Casual stripped short with flare tank top. 



Sunday, I was "hibernating" at home to recharge myself. It's the only day that I allow myself to be lazy, no work, just eating, sleeping and watching movie. 


New week started and everything got back to its cycle!



Monday
Sleek and chic with the diamond printed bodycon skirt with a super cute ruffle neck shirt. 
Get this look!
Ruffle shirt: Rachel Roy
Bodycon skirt: Forever21 

Tuesday.
Royal blue peplum baby. Who doesn't like to have an hourglass figure? All you need to do is to put this type of dress on. And don't worry, this feminine style looks great on most people. It's good statement piece that you don't even need much accessories to go along with it. 

Get this look
Royal peplum dress: Dorothy Perkins
Belt: GUESS
Necklace: SusanB
Watch: Michael Kors


Wednesday.
No fancy dress, no color-blocking outfit, just a plain ruffle shirt, vintage accessories, working pants and big ass sunglasses for the day. There was only one new thing I was wearing: my fuchsia lipstick. 


Get this look
Ruffle white shirt: ZARA. Similar: Banana Republic
Vintage necklace: Strings of Glamour
Pants: AnnTaylor
Sunglasses: Coach

Thursday
Feeling extra sweet with this cute pleated dress. Could you count how many roses are there on my dress? 


Get this look
Pleated dress: My Crystal's Closet. Similar: French Connection
Waist belt: Pieces
Bangles: BaubleBar


Friday
Friday would not be completed without a sexy and pretty outfit or you can say it's Crystal's style. Yes! If I have to go out, I'll make sure myself to look good and feel good. And trust me, being fashionable all the time is a tough job. 

It's like "Show me all what you've got" kinda feeling when it comes to dress up for Friday. I'm sure most of the girls would love doing that. So here I was wearing my bodycon black dress with hot pink heels



Get this look
Bodycon dress: Forever21
Belt: ASOS
Pink heels: Viva Bordello
Necklace: ASOS

So, that was how my pretty amazing weeks went. Before I end this blog entry, I'm gonna have a sweet little surprise for you, my blog readers. An awesome GIVEAWAY from my sponsor: Sheinside. Here is what you are gonna win:






HOW TO WIN?

1.Register on sheinside.com


2.Leave the comment under this post with your name and email address(same one you use for signing up).


Isn't it easy? Giveaway opens to International blog readers. Closing date will be 10th October 2012. Hurry up! 


And of course, good luck everyone!


Love,

Crystal
Crystal Phuong
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Crystal's Closet: Weekly Wardrobe (Ep22)


Hey my loves, 

How is your week going on so far? I've been terribly busy last couple of weeks: so many enquiry emails, blog advertorial, events and stuffs. I sleep earliest at 1am every night and wake up at 7.30am every morning yet I still haven't finished all things that I'm supposed to do. -_-

Anyway, here is a short recap of what happened last 2 weeks. Sorry for the delay though. 

Monday, I got back Singapore late afternoon and it was raining when I landed. The weather made me feel so emotional and lazy. All I wanted to do was to sleep but I just couldn't. There is one thing that everyone hates the most after every trip is unpacking the luggage and doing your laundry. So do I! I spent entire evening clearing up my dirty cloths, resting at home and getting ready for the next morning at work. 

Tuesday
It was incredibly busy yet exciting day at work. I was wearing one of my favorite outfit sets from Brooks Brother. 

Get this look: 
Floral button shirt: Brook Brothers. Similar: Olivia Moon
Skirt:  ModCloths US
Shoes: Barbara Bui

At night, I was invited by BrandStory to attend exclusive blogger event with FANCL- a skincare & make-up brand from Japan. It was really an amazing night. I had chauffeur service picked me up right at my doorstep. 




There he was, my personal driver of the night. 


Arriving at the event. First thing first, posing for the camera :) I was wearing BEBE dress which I bought last year from my LA trip. One of my favorite dresses. 



The night was all about Fashion, Beauty, Nice foods and Nice people. I will blog more in details about the event later in the next entry. 




Got load of products to take home to use and after using it for 2 weeks, I think I have become one of loyal fans of FANCL. Their products are so good for Asian skin. 



Wednesday.
Bun-up hairstyle with rounded neck chiffon shirt and DIY collar necklace. Many people were asking where did I get the necklace from :D



Get this look:
Chiffon shirt: Forever21. Similar: Mc Alexanda McQueen
Pants: Michael Kors
Shoes: Charles & Keith. Similar: Jessica Simpson
Bag: Pachebel. Similar: Eddie Baur

Pin up hair and natural makeup for the day. Less is more! 


Thursday!
I was invited to attend the Fashion Launch of a local fashion brand called ZARDOZE. They sponsored me a very beautiful gown for my Singapore Blog Award appearance 2 months ago. 


Photo taken during red-carpet moment. :)


My outfit of the night. BEBE dress again. I'm a huge fan of BEBE. Did my own hair and makeup, what do you think?


Zardoze fashion show. I love all pieces in their collection, so elegant, so sexy and beautiful. Also, on Thursday, something exciting came to the mail box. 
My sponsored accessories from Strings of Glamour. Don't forget to check them out, they have pretty nice stuffs and they are cheap too. 


Friday
Got into the sweet and innocent look with the white lace dress and vintage accessories. 

Get this look!
White dress: Forever21. Similar: Zac Posen
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Belt: Madewell

Saturday!
Spent entire day to have a photoshoot with my friend photographer for the weekend outfit post. It was tiring but it was fun. As you all know, I love the camera (and the camera loves me too), so having a photoshoot is never a job. It's a pleasure! Or indirectly, I'm saying that I'm such a big cam-whore *lolz* but who cares what people think. You just do what you love to do and enjoy doing it. 




Get this look
Maxi Dress: Club Monaco (similar) 
Shoes: Dolce Vita
Necklace: Strings of Glamour
Earrings: Fantasy Jewelry box    Rings: ASOS
Handbag: Michael Kors
Belt: Reiss (similar)

Last but not least for today blog post, I want to introduce to you this new baby of mine. Welcome to the Crystal's fashion family, Jessica Simpson's hot heels ^_^. I got really excited when I saw Jessica Simpson's heels sold in Singapore. I'm in love with all of their designs, styles and comfort and I have been eyeing on their products for longest time ever. Couldn't believe that I could find them at Wisma Atria. Super happy to the max. The red hot chili high heels costed S$179 (on sales) but you will know it's totally worth spending when you wear them on. 



Muahxxx! :D 

That's all from me today. Before leaving this website, please don't forget to join my Giveaway HERE and share it with your female friends. Every woman needs and deserves to look beautiful in many ways. It's just a little extra effort to make the differences. 

Stay beautiful as always and I'll get back to you very soon. 
Love,
Crystal
Crystal Phuong
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