14 May 2021

Covid-19 Safeguards at the Dentist

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Dentists are acutely aware of the dangers posed from infectious diseases. Protecting themselves and their patients from Covid-19 has raised protective measures to new levels and a dentist’s office is now one of the safest places to be during the current pandemic. Basic safety measures include: Observing social distancing Proper office ventilation Limited number of […]

7 May 2021

What You Need to Know about Impacted Teeth

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Impacted teeth are teeth which do not emerge through the gum properly. You may experience pain, swelling or sore gums if a tooth is impacted. Key takeaways: – Impacted teeth can push other teeth out of line, leading to crooked teeth. – Impacted teeth are difficult to clean which can result in infection. – Cysts […]

30 Apr 2021

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD)symptoms, causes and treatments

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Temporomandibular disorders (TMD) are disorders of the jaw muscles and the nerves associated with chronic facial pain. Any problem that prevents the complex system of muscles, bones, and joints from working together in harmony may result in temporomandibular disorder. In this video, our experts share the symptoms, causes, and treatments for TMD. Are you suffering […]

29 Apr 2021

What are the Benefits of a Dental X-Ray?

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Have you been informed that your dentist will perform an x-ray of your teeth and gums in the near future? If so, there is nothing to worry about. This non-invasive procedure is completely painless and it can be used to diagnose a number of problems that might be tough to spot otherwise.  Here are some […]

17 Feb 2021

What is malocculsion?

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Dr Moira Wong, a leading orthodontist, explains what malocclusion is and why you should seek dental help for it. What is malocclusion and why is it bad for my teeth? Malocclusion is simply a misalignment between the upper and lower teeth. This can be caused by the teeth being in the wrong position alone or both the […]

17 Feb 2021

Should I get braces and which type is best for me?

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Braces are a really common orthodontic treatment, which is often carried out on children. However, more and more adults are realising the benefits of having a well-aligned jaw, both on their appearance as well as solving pain or discomfort caused by misaligned teeth. Dr Moira Wong, a leading orthodontist, talks about braces, their benefits and the different types available. […]

17 Feb 2021

Let’s get this straight: when should your child visit an orthodontist?

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When is it time to start taking your child to the dentist? And what signs should prompt you to take them to see an orthodontist? We asked Dr Moira Wong, a highly accomplished orthodontist based in London. When should children have their first dental check-up? When they get their first tooth it is good for children to get […]

17 Feb 2021

Top 5 reasons why adults need braces

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Braces were once thought of as a treatment for older children and teenagers – best to have while their jaws are still developing before the teeth settle in adulthood, right? Well, not necessarily. Modern orthodontics recognises that, in fact, the teeth can continue to move at any age, and adults with misaligned teeth may very well […]

17 Feb 2021

Interceptive orthodontic treatment for children

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Interceptive orthodontics is the early diagnosis of children’s future dental problems, such as overbites, underbites, jaw deformities and crowded teeth. As a result, these problems can be treated and even prevented before adult teeth grow in. Having trained in both the UK and the US, Dr Moira Wong has a lot of dentistry and orthodontic […]

17 Feb 2021

Orthognathic surgery – the jaw correction procedure

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If you have a lower jaw that is too long or too short, it results in the upper teeth sticking out a long way, or the lower teeth in front of the upper teeth as an underbite. The jaw may grow longer on one side than the other and this can cause facial asymmetry. If you notice any of these things then you should […]