Swords Orthodontics
17 Main St, Swords, Co Dublin, Ireland

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Team Building, Swords Orthodontics Style

Taking aim at the Swords Orthodontics Team Building Day, June 2014

Swords Orthodontics organised a team building day for dentists and staff from 4 local practices on 7th June 2014. We had ten participants and the location was the Xtreme.ie centre near Balbriggan. The day consisted of various activities, mainly involving being ...

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Apart from Orthodontics Conferences, what can you do in New Orleans? Part 2

As well as being home to the American Association of Orthodontists' 2014 meeting, New Orleans had plenty going on in May. So, while Swords Orthodontics headed into learn about new braces and orthodontic treatment, the big event that everyone else was there for was the New Orleans Jazz Festival. Although New Orleans is famously associated with Jazz (your plane lands at the Louis Armstrong Airport for a start), the Jazz Festival has a fairly broad musical scope, and would be headlined by people like Bruce Springsteen and Christina Aguilera sometimes.

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Tooth decay is on the increase

Just a brief blog today - I read in Irish Independent this week that there is an increase in the rate of tooth decay in children since the cutbacks to the HSE and dentistry began a few years ago. Previously, there were routine dental examinations in second, fourth and sixth class, and now it's often only in sixth class. 

This can mean things are too late for preventive dentistry and the patient with tooth decay is more likely to have restorative treatment instead, or even emergency treatment for relief of pain. And if that's the first time you meet your dentist, it's unlikely to lead to a positive association with dentists ...

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Tooth decay is on the increase

Just a brief blog today - I read in Irish Independent this week that there is an increase in the rate of tooth decay in children since the cutbacks to the HSE and dentistry began a few years ago. Previously, there were routine dental examinations in second, fourth and sixth class, and now it's often only in sixth class. 

This can mean things are too late for preventive dentistry and the patient with tooth decay is more likely to have restorative treatment instead, or even emergency treatment for relief of pain. And if that's the first time you meet your dentist, it's unlikely to lead to a positive association with dentists ...

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I want to be elected! What difference does a smile make to voting?

"I wanna be elected" was a song by Alice Cooper, who's one of the few rockers of his time that I enjoy listening to but never actually have seen in concert. When I was studying orthodontics in the UK, he came to my town, but was sold out before I could get a ticket. I have a cousin in Arizona who has played golf with him, though!

I digress. This week we had European and local elections in Ireland. I didn't want to blog about the dental dimension to it until after the event, and hopefully there'll still be some posters up to illustrate my thoughts so I can take a ...

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€500 off Invisalign until the end of May 2014

Yes it's true.

Invisalign is a great new way to give patients a better smile. It uses a removable plastic sleeve around the teeth that's practically transparent so most people don't notice you're wearing it. And since it's removable, you can take it out for special occasions as well as everyday things like eating and cleaning your teeth.

It might be that you have always been interested in improving your smile, or it might be that you had orthodontics when you were younger and the result has slipped a bit and you'd like it back to its best. Either way, we can probably help you, ...

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