Posts made in August, 2011

What is a WaterPik & How Can It Help Keep Braces Clean?

Posted on Aug 25, 2011

Dental care in Vancouver is essential but can be costly if you do not have dental insurance. However, if you are able to take good care of your teeth with proper brushing and flossing techniques, you will likely only need to visit the team at HGS Ortho for regular checkups and cleanings.

Proper oral hygiene is crucial to maintain healthy teeth and gums. If you do not take proper care of your smile, it may result in a filling, root canal, or even dental implants to replace a lost tooth.

Taking care of teeth is especially important for patients with braces. Brushing and flossing can be a battle for children and adults who do not have the patience to properly maintain their smile.

Many patients have expressed interest in using a WaterPik, which is a popular alternative for flossing. The WaterPik helps to remove food bits from between teeth, but does it work better than traditional flossing methods?

The main advantages of a WaterPik focus on the ease and maneuverability of the tool. However, the WaterPik is not as effective as using floss. Water is not able to penetrate the spaces between teeth that are crowded together, preventing the proper removal of food and plaque.

So, is a WaterPik as effective at cleaning between teeth as dental flossing? The answer, unfortunately, is no. Nonetheless, a WaterPik is helpful for removing large pieces of food between teeth while wearing braces. Dental patients are advised to maintain a regular flossing schedule rather than replacing the traditional method with a WaterPik.

For more information on proper dental flossing techniques or to book an appointment, contact Dr. Geoffery Smith at HGS Ortho today.

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Let’s Communicate! Find HGS Ortho on Facebook

Posted on Aug 11, 2011

We all know how Facebook is a great social media tool for getting the word out, so we decided to create an official HGS Ortho page to keep our patients updated on all are news! Facebook creates numerous opportunities for networking and connecting with patients, colleagues, as well as friends and family. At HGS Ortho we want to broaden our horizons with regards to how we communicate with our patients.

By ‘liking’ our page and following us, you will be able to keep up with our recent news, advancements and state-of-the-art technology. You can message us directly, ask questions on our wall and inquire through our website link. We want all of our patients to have access to all of our current orthodontic practice information.

Our team at HGS Ortho understands how important social media and digital communication is important to our patients and our relationship with our patients. Communication is the key to any strong relationship and by keeping you up to date on our promotions and services we can build a long term relationship. We understand life gets busy and we can’t always be in touch, but with our new Facebook page you can hear about what is new and upcoming at all times!

We want you and your family to stay current about oral health and hygiene practices. We also offer promotions, orthodontic education, tips on orthodontic health and more! Your oral health is extremely important to us as we believe a happy smile is a healthy smile. Our blog, website and Facebook page will offer everything you need to know about keeping you and your loved ones safe and smiling when it comes to orthodontics.

‘Like us’ today on Facebook and ‘share’ our orthodontic practice with your colleagues, immediate family members, distant cousins and friends. We want you to keep in touch at all times, whether you have an inquiry about our services or if you just want to say hello! We are only a click away!

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The Power of a Smile

Posted on Aug 4, 2011


Did you know that the average person smiles up to 62 times a day? That’s 343 smiles each week and 22 568 smiles per year!

A brilliant smile may be more powerful than you may think. Studies have shown that a beautiful smile can influence some of the things that you care about most in life: attracting the opposite sex, making a stellar first impression and even achieving your career potential!

At HGS Ortho we do our utmost to care for the beauty and health of your smile because we know how important it is to your confidence, self-esteem and overall quality of life. Our team of orthodontic specialists can makeover your smile into a perfect ten!

Recent findings indicate that 99.7 percent of adults say an attractive smile is an important personal asset. There is nothing more charming, alluring or persuasive than a stunning smile. If you have crooked or unevenly spaced teeth, an overbite, underbite or crossbite, HGS Ortho offers excellent solutions which are guaranteed to transform your smile, boost your confidence and change your life.

Contact HGS Ortho today, your dream smile awaits!

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