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Mouth Cancer – Dr Stephen Murray explains the problems

Mouth Cancer: How serious is the problem?

AS we approach Ireland’s National Mouth Cancer Awareness Day, we’re blogging with a series of articles about mouth cancer. In this one, I’m going to outline what the disease involves and some of the problems that can arise from mouth cancer.

What is mouth cancer?

Cancer is a general term for diseases where some of the body’s tissue loses the regulation of its growth and it grows uncontrollably. It can invade the local area and damage tissues nearby or be spread through blood vessels to other parts of the body. If it involves some area of the body that is vital to life, then it becomes ...

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Swords Orthodontics delivers a vital piece of retainer advice!

 

Some pretty fundamental advice about retainers - wear them!

Here at Swords Orthodontics this week, I had several patients in who hadn't worn retainers after treatment and they were very disappointed about the changes in their teeth since treatment. Some seemed surprised, and even more surprised when I told them they'd need to have orthodontic treatment again to get the teeth back to the way they were when their treatment finished and their original retainers were made for them.

With modern orthodontic techniques, including Invisalign, it's possible to sort out these changes quickly and often invisibly, but really it's easier not to have to sort them out ...

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Don't eat hard foods with Fixed Braces!

 

Every patient at Swords Orthodontics gets advice on how to look after the different kinds of braces that they have to help their teeth. But we have a video here with one of the fundamental rules of fixed braces!

Orthodontic braces are fixed to the teeth with special dental glue. It's been around since the 1970s and has developed since then to be very reliable, but having said that, those orthodontic brackets aren't held on by magic, so here's my advice:

If you have fixed braces, don't eat hard foods! And don't eat anything that isn't food - pens, buttons, zips, lego...if it isn't food, then don't ...

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Mouth Cancer - how big a problem is it?

Swords Orthodontics is one of many dental practices all over Ireland that is offering FREE oral cancer screening on Wednesday September 18th 2013, which is national Mouth Cancer Awareness Day, and this is the first of a few articles about this disease.

Although it's not a widely discussed illness, the mouth is a relatively common area for cancer to occur. If you go to the cinema or watch TV, you might see an advert to get screened for cervical cancer. The public awareness for mouth cancer is a lot less, so I am going to be writing a series of blog posts about the disease, and what we - dentists and ...

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