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BRACE CARE FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR!

It’s that time of the year again- all the kids are back to school!! If you’re going back to school with braces, here are some tips and reminders to help you keep on track of taking care of your braces and improve your smile.

Eat Braces Friendly Food

When you wear braces, there are certain types of food you’ll need to avoid. These include sticky, chewy and hard foods. Also, drink lots and lots of water! Drinking water is not only important for your overall health, it also benefits your dental health. We recommend students take a water bottle with them to school so they can drink water throughout the day. The ...

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Hiking in Ireland

Ireland is a small country with some beautiful landscapes. Hiking is an excellent way of working out and enjoying the scenery along with it. Going on a hike you should;

 

  • Start small; Beginners who start off hiking should always start off walking a shorter distance and then gradually build it up. You will soon get an idea of what distance you can walk.
  • Look up the route; The best thing to do when going on a hike is to know where you are going and to give you an indication of the trail. Have a look of it on the may – screenshot it and save it to your images as a ...

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Conversations: week 36 Information Technology. And parsley sauce

Steve: This computer isn’t working well, can we call iPing for some IT help?

Later…

Team member:  Can you work on the other computer? The guys at iPing are going to look into the slow computer.

Steve: Excellent

Later...

Team member: Stephen, did you record Masterchef on this computer?

Steve: huh?

Team member: Well, it turns out that the computer wasn’t working well because it was full of old episodes of Masterchef, and that was filling up the memory and slowing it down.

Steve: and the obvious suspect was….me? How old? When did this happen?

Team member: 2011

Not guilty (though I did have a meal at a wedding in 2007 at a restaurant run by a Masterchef finalist), but ...

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Read the instructions

Instructions...

A couple of weeks ago, I got a pair of Bluetooth earphones. This is my fourth pair in about 2 months, as I’m still trying to find a balance between what stays in my ears and functions well and doesn’t break easily. I had started using them straight away, and it was only a couple of days ago I got around to reading “the instructions”.

The Instructions are made in several different languages, which have to be printed in very small font so that they all fit into the same tiny booklet. That saves the company the hassle of printing separate booklets in each language and putting them in the right ...

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BLS - CPR Training

Yesterday at Swords Ortho we completed a refresher BLS ( Basic life support ) course.

BLS (Basic life support) is a level of medical care which is used for victims of life threatening illnesses or injuries until they can be given full medical care at a hospital.

As we work in healthcare we are required to be certified in Basic Life support. 

We had a certified trainer call out to the practice and teach us about the changes which had been made to the basic life support guidelines and run through everything again with us as it had been two years since we had our last one. This was provided through practical and ...

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You can't out-train a bad diet

You can't out train a bad diet

It's a phrase I picked up on an exercise video on YouTube, but I imagine the idea has been there for a long time before the internet was with us.

A few weeks ago I bought some airport-sized Toblerone bars for the team at Swords Ortho (don't tell the dentistry police). The ladies of Swords Orthodontics are particularly fond of white Toblerone, but for a bit of variety I got a mild chocolate/coconut one as well. It's a practice rule that I am forbidden to tell anyone what the calorie count is for a single triangle of this Swiss marvel.

I can tell the blog readers ...

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Orthodontics Conversations Fortnite 17: When a dentist realises he's older than he thought

Stephen: Did you see that kid’s T-shirt?

Nurse: No

Stephen: It said “Floss like a boss”

Nurse: Oh. OK

Stephen: I think it’s great that they have T-shirts for 10 year olds with oral hygiene slogans. I think they wore that in specially because they were coming to orthodontist.

Nurse: Oh Steve. Steve, Steve, Steve, Steve, Steve. You are so not with it, aren’t you?

Stephen: So this had nothing to do with teeth, never mind interproximal, subgingival plaque removal?

Nurse: Steve, Steve, Steve. There are no words.

That’s how old I am. Plus I can remember Smokey and the Bandit on VHS.

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