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Orthodontics-Emergencies
4Feb, 2019

Orthodontics Emergencies

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True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but they are something that patients may encounter from time to time. Here are a few of the more common orthodontic problems, along with some tips on what you can do to relieve them at home: Loose or broken brackets, bands or wires, this is often caused by eating hard or sticky candy or food or playing with the braces. If the band or bracket is still attached to the wire, leave it as is. You can cover it with orthodontic wax if it’s irritating […]
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24Jan, 2019

Can I have braces while I am pregnant?

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Pregnant women are advised against doing many things during their pregnancy, from taking certain types of medication to eating some foods. However, there is no real reason why pregnant women should not have orthodontic treatment. For pregnant women orthodontic treatment is typically considered to be safe, but with some precautions. Some local and systemic conditions limit the treatment modalities. There are some considerations for pregnant women to take into account. Sensitivity is often heightened during pregnancy and this may mean that braces seem a little more uncomfortable than usual; it […]
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19Nov, 2018

Smile With Confidence

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Smiling is universally considered to be a way we display joy. It can communicate our internal world to people on the outside, and it can be a welcoming sign to new people. Do you sometimes hide your smile or don’t smile at all because you are conscious of crooked teeth? Everyone knows that life is so much better when you and the people around you are smiling. Here at Angel Orthodontics we understand that if you are self-conscious about your teeth however, it can really bring you down. We know […]
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What is tooth erosion
27Aug, 2018

What is tooth erosion?

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The enamel is the part of the tooth which covers the crown visible outside of the gums. The main portion of the tooth is dentin, which the part that is responsible for your tooth color, whether white, off white, grey, or yellowish. Your enamel helps protect your teeth from daily wear and tear such as chewing, biting, crunching and grinding. Although the enamel is hard, it can chip and crack and once a tooth chips or breaks, the damage is done forever. Because enamel has no living cells, the body […]
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What is saliva for
24Aug, 2018

What is saliva for?

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Saliva is a clear liquid made by several glands in your mouth area. Saliva is an important part of a healthy body. It is mostly made of water. But saliva also contains important substances that your body needs to digest food and keep your teeth strong. Saliva has the function of washing away food debris and bacteria remaining in the mouth, which leads to the prevention of caries and gingivitis. The glands that make saliva are called salivary glands. The salivary glands sit inside each cheek, at the bottom of […]
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Is an early orthodontic evaluation necessary
16Aug, 2018

Is an early orthodontic evaluation necessary?

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In the past, orthodontics was routinely an early teen event that began once all of the baby teeth were lost and permanent teeth have erupted. Recent advances in the understanding of a child development as well as modern materials have re-evaluated the time for orthodontic treatment to an earlier age. Early orthodontic evaluation provides both timely diagnosis of problems and increased opportunity for more effective treatment. Early intervention gives the ability to guide growth and development, preventing more serious issues later. When orthodontic intervention is not necessary, an orthodontist can […]
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Signs of oral cancer
9Aug, 2018

Signs of oral cancer

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Oral cancer is cancer that develops in the tissues of the mouth or throat. It belongs to a larger group of cancers called head and neck cancers. Most develop in the squamous cells found in your mouth, tongue, and lips. Oral cancer can affect any of the working parts of your mouth or oral cavity, which include the: Lips tissue that lines lips and cheeks teeth front two-thirds of the tongue (the back third of the tongue, or base, is considered part of the oropharynx, or throat) gums area of […]
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The importance of the first permanent molar
2Aug, 2018

The importance of the first permanent molar

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First permanent molar erupts at the age of 5 and half to 6 and half years and hence is also known as “six year molar”. It is the first non-succeeding tooth to erupt in to the oral cavity. This tooth erupts posterior to the deciduous second temporary molar tooth. From a functional and developmental point of view, the first permanent molars are the most important teeth, with a key role in occlusion. The first permanent molar has maximum root surface and so is the most important anchorage unit used in […]
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28Jul, 2018

Receding gums

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Gingival recession, also known as receding gums, is the exposure in the roots of the teeth caused by a loss of gum tissue and/or retraction of the gingival margin from the crown of the teeth. Receding gums are a clear sign of gum disease, which many people might ignore. It is a condition where the diseased tissue around the tooth begins to wear away or pull back. Gum recession usually takes place gradually which is why people often don’t realize that they have it. One of the very first signs can be noticing your […]
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How to preserve the development of your baby’s teeth while you are pregnant
12Jul, 2018

How to preserve the development of your baby’s teeth while you are pregnant?

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A pregnant mum’s diet during pregnancy is a very important part of your baby’s healthy tooth development. Your baby starts to form between the sixth and eighth week of prenatal development, all that you eat during your pregnancy affects the development of your baby, including the teeth. Developing teeth need certain nutrients to grow properly; if you don’t get them through your diet, your baby won’t receive them either. Likewise, you’ll have to watch your intake of substances that could harm your teeth in utero, such as certain antibiotics. Calcium, […]
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