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


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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International Talk Like A Pirate Day in Dublin, at Swords Orthodontics

Aaaargh! Well shiver me timbers, yesterday was the day we could say "today be International Talk Like A Pirate Day, aar". Sadly, we didn't get to observe it fully at Swords Orthodontics, apart from a bit of pirate talk from me.  

Yo, ho, ho? Well, no. This was quickly discouraged by everyone else, so I knew I'd be back to talking like an orthodontist or I'd be walking the plank or getting keel-hauled.

So, me hearties, it'll be another year before I get to talk like a pirate again, and maybe I'll have a wooden leg for the day, a parrot on my shoulder and adjust the braces with a hook ...

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Mouth Cancer - What Can You Do?

Mouth Cancer - Prevent, Reduce, Survive: What can you do?

As Irish National Mouth Cancer Awareness Day approaches, I am finishing my series of articles on Mouth Cancer with a discussion on risk factors for the disease and some things you can do to reduce your chances of having mouth cancer or reduce its effects if you.

In the first article, I described how it was the sixth most common cancer in the world, and in the UK it's one of the 20 most common cancers generally - more than cervical cancer and thyroid cancer combined.


In the second article, I explained what cancer is, and why it's a serious disease generally, ...

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