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

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Boiling water is for tea, not retainers! Swords Orthodontics' 7 Steps to great retainer care

After last week where Swords Orthodontics had the unholy trinity of orthodontic retainer complaints (lost/broken/eaten by dog), this week we had a patient in who told me their retainers didn't fit after their mum tried to freshen up the retainers by soaking them in boiling water. Fortunately they realised as soon as there was a problem and got back in touch with us so we were able to make new retainers immediately, so they didn't have to go too long without the benefit of an orthodontic retainer, and that meant that they could reliably keep their orthodontic result.

So just to summarise:

  1. Only use cold water to clean your orthodontic retainer.
  2. Use a ...

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Swords Orthodontics supports Fingallians GAA, Dublin's legendary GAA team.

Fingallians GAA unveils the new Under 10s Girls Team Shirt - sponsored by  Swords Orthodontics

2013 was a great year for GAA - not just one exciting All-Ireland final, but three! But to get to the final of anything, a lot of hard work has to be done beforehand, and the earlier it starts the better the chances of success. That's a bit like orthodontics....

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Hard foods are bad for braces

Hard food can damage orthodontic braces

Swords Orthodontics had a patient in from Balbriggan the other day and he had broken several of the attachments of his fixed braces (the brackets). This turned out to be because he was eating the wrong kind of food and he was eating it the wrong way for good brace function.

Orthodontics Braces are glued on to the teeth with special dental glue. The glue is amazing because it works in a wet area like the mouth, and can last for 2 years or more. But it isn't magic, and it certainly isn't indestructible - if you put enough force on ...

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Mouth Cancer Awareness Day Round Up

Mouth Cancer Awareness Day 2013 - the Swords Orthodontics Experience

Well, we were delighted at the response for our free mouth cancer screening here at Swords Orthodontics. Like hundreds of dentists around the country, as part of the National Mouth Cancer Awareness Day, we offered free examinations specifically to look out for this disease and we had even more people attending than last year - not just from Swords, but Balbriggan, Skerries, Malahide, Lusk and other areas.

I used to work in some very busy oral surgery units and was involved in various stages of mouth cancer diagnosis and treatment, so the day brought back many memories. I am happy to report ...

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