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Food to avoid with fixed braces on

There are many hard, crunchy, sticky and chewy food to avoid with braces on as they can cause parts of the brace to break and come off.

These foods include:

  • Hard sweets e.g Toffee, Caramels, Boiled sweets, chewing gum. Alternative option would be chocolate but let it melt in the mouth of break off with your hand and chew using the back teeth.
  • Hard breads e.g French baguette, crust on toast, crust on pizza, garlic bread. Alternative option would be a soft wrap and to avoid as best as you can to eat the crust on toast and pizza or cut it up into small piece and use the back teeth.
  • Apple, pears and ...

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Tips for brushing your Toddler's teeth

Looking after toddlers teeth

We all know how important is it to look after your teeth, but when it comes to toddlers it can be quite a difficult task. Here are some tips to help you and your toddler keep their little teeth clean and cavity free:

 

  • Buy them a toothbrush with one of their favourite character ( Minnie, mickey mouse, minons) or even something bright that will catch their eye
  • Books or Tv shows that show characters brushing their teeth is always a big hit with my toddler. She loves to copy them and it really helps
  • Get your toddler to practice brushing teeth on their dolly or favourite toy
  • When your toddler is ...

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Are you Going on holiday? This is what you will need!

It can take a bit of time to get used to wearing braces and they may irritate the mouth and gums at first.  However taking care of your own teeth or your child’s teeth and mouth and getting them to care for their braces - whilst you’re travelling should be simple with these handy essentials:

  • A travel toothbrush
  • Dental floss or inter Dental brushes - waxed floss might be easier to get between teeth and less likely to break when working around your braces.
  • Orthodontic wax to help ease irritation inside the mouth - this can be provided by your orthodontist – Its always a good idea to take lots of this with ...

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Are you Going on holiday? This is what you will need!

It can take a bit of time to get used to wearing braces and they may irritate the mouth and gums at first.  However taking care of your own teeth or your child’s teeth and mouth and getting them to care for their braces - whilst you’re travelling should be simple with these handy essentials:

  • A travel toothbrush
  • Dental floss or inter Dental brushes - waxed floss might be easier to get between teeth and less likely to break when working around your braces.
  • Orthodontic wax to help ease irritation inside the mouth - this can be provided by your orthodontist – Its always a good idea to take lots of this with ...

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Wedding Prep

Planning a wedding

Wedding season is here! As I am getting married this May I thought I would share my top tips for brides to be:

 

  • Don’t stress/worry what others think: Do what suits you best. I am sometimes a people pleaser and unfortunately, we can’t please everyone. In the end everything will work out so what makes you and your groom happy. Weddings are stressful enough as it is so enjoy the planning and don’t stress.
  • Dress shopping: I would highly recommend visiting a few bridal stores before saying ‘’ yes’’ to the dress. Sometimes you can get caught up in the excitement and say yes to a dress and after purchasing ...

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Tips for having Braces on During the Easter Break

Easter is a great holiday full of Easter egg hunts, delicious treats, and family time. You don’t want to put a dampener on your day by suffering problems with your braces or Orthodontic appliances, do you? We are happy to help you avoid any problems as much as possible over Easter.
Here are some top tips to help you keep your braces safe while also enjoying the Easter fun:

- Keep well away from chewy and sticky sweets or crunchy hard chocolate treats: Chewy, sticky crunchy and hard sweet treats can break your appliance by knocking the brackets off the teeth and even bending the ...

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The Tooth Fairy in Ireland and Around the World

First off, I’d have to say that I’ve never actually met the Tooth Fairy. I have had transactions with the Tooth Fairy as a small child, but I was asleep at the time and have no actual memory of it. But like many kids, when my baby teeth fell out I’d leave them under my pillow at night and when I woke up the next day the tooth was gone and the Tooth Fairy had left me a gift of some money. I’d like to be able to say it wasn’t spent on sweets, but there is a distinct possibility that it was.

The training involved in being an orthodontist is ...

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