26 Mar 2020

Symptoms And Treatment Of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

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Symptoms And Treatment Of Impacted Wisdom Teeth

Third molars that don’t fully erupt through the gumline are called impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth. These are symptoms: Pain or swelling that don’t go away. Jaw pain and / or stiffness. Bleeding gums. Treatment involves having the wisdom tooth extracted so it doesn’t cause infection or teeth shifting further down the line. Extractions […]

22 Mar 2020
18 Mar 2020

Why You Need to Wear Your Dental Retainer

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Why You Need to Wear Your Dental Retainer

Once your orthodontic work is over and your braces are removed, it’s important to wear the retainer provided by the dentist: – Failing to wear your retainer means your teeth could shift back to their original positions over time meaning you would need more orthodontic work to fix them again. – The retainer is custom-made […]

12 Mar 2020

How Genetics Could Impact Your Oral health

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How Genetics Could Impact Your Oral health

Could genes impact the overall health of your teeth and gums? Might family history dictate that you require more trips to the dentist?  Some studies seem to indicate that genetics may have a noticeable impact. These variables may play a particularly pivotal role: If your family has a history of gum disease. Some genes may […]

10 Mar 2020

Coronavirus

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Coronavirus

Image by iXimus from Pixabay The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS had put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal. NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service […]

3 Mar 2020

Why Orthodontics Can Help Alleviate Jaw Pain

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Why Orthodontics Can Help Alleviate Jaw Pain

Although braces can normally be used to correct superficial issues with the alignment of your teeth, there are times when more in-depth treatments may be needed. These are commonly referred to as surgical orthodontics.  With this surgery, the upper and lower jaws can realigned, which has these benefits: Eliminate jaw pain, headaches, and other pain […]

28 Feb 2020

Dr. Wong Featured in “Angels & Urchins”

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Dr. Wong Featured in “Angels & Urchins”

Our own Dr. Moira Wong was interviewed in the latest issue of Angels & Urchins magazine. On pages 68-69, you can find Dr. Wong’s “Ask the Expert” chat about your child’s first orthodontics visit. Learn how to prepare your child, what information your orthodontist needs, and what to expect during orthodontic treatment. Check out the Spring […]

25 Feb 2020

At Which Age Should My Child Have Braces?

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At Which Age Should My Child Have Braces?

The optimal time for children to have braces will vary from child to child, but all children should be assessed for orthodontic treatment by age 7. A child-friendly dentist can examine your child’s teeth to determine the need for orthodontic treatment. Key takeaways: An evaluation by age 7 is best as a dentist can see […]

19 Feb 2020

Can My Dental Problem Wait?

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Can My Dental Problem Wait?

Maintaining regular appointments with your dentist helps prevent many oral health problems from arising. However, sometimes there can be issues with your teeth and gums which may require emergency dental treatment. Key takeaways: Excessive pain, bleeding or swelling in the mouth needs assessing by a dentist without delay. A chipped tooth or a restoration which […]

14 Feb 2020

Moira Wong Orthodontics Dentists Club Club Party 2019 | Part 5

Christina from Chelsea Green Dental Practice describes the splendid Dentist Club Party.