Posts made in April, 2013

Congratulations to the Eagles on a Fantastic Year!

Posted on Apr 25, 2013

We cannot be prouder of our Richmond Minor Hockey Team, the Eagles! This is our second year sponsoring them, and we are so proud of their accomplishments this past year: placing First in their pool during the regular season, winning the President’s League Banner, winning GOLD at the Seattle Tournament and placing Second in the Atom Division during the Spring Richmond Minor Hockey tournament.

Please visit our Facebook page to view photos of our Year of Winning Smiles.
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Great Orthodontic Treatment: Oral Health Care from the Start!

Posted on Apr 18, 2013

Do you know the importance of sustaining healthy and balanced teeth and gums? Whether you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment or you’ve just finish your orthodontic treatment at HGS Ortho, taking care of your teeth is important for prolonged dental health and a beautiful, healthy smile.

Taking care of your teeth can be as simple as brushing two times a day at least, and also flossing after brushing. But did you know that you be brushing not just your adult teeth, but your baby teeth as well? If you’re past the age of baby teeth, and you know someone with baby teeth, remember to remind them to take care of their baby teeth, even if they think they’ll just lose them soon!

According to dental research,  issues with permanent teeth could happen as a result of a failure to brush the teeth from when they first emerge in children in the form of milk teeth.  It is commonly believed that there is little need to care for baby teeth as routinely as you would certainly with permanent teeth, but if we let our children practice the right hygienic dental care then they might prevent dental problems in the future. Healthy teeth are always better suited for orthodontic treatment.

When it comes to your child’s dental care, it is essential to review things completely with your family dentist as they will have the ability to offer advice, help and investigate the health of your child’s teeth. If you do not have a family dentist, you are welcome to give us a call and we can help recommend a dentist for you or your family.

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HGS Ortho Proud Sponsor of Minor Hockey Team

Posted on Apr 11, 2013

HGS Ortho’s very own Dr. Geoff Smith is a long time and well-loved supporter of Richmond Minor Hockey, sponsoring the 2012-2013 Atom C2 Eagles team. Please click the photo to enlarge.

Did you know Dr. Smith is a huge hockey fan and has been a supporter of budding hockey players for years, attending all their games and cheering them on from the sidelines?

Stay tuned for more photos of Dr. Smith’s sponsored hockey team during games, showing off their great smiles and generally having a wonderful time!

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Floss your teeth daily for a healthy smile

Posted on Apr 4, 2013

If you think brushing your teeth consistently is enough to cleanse your teeth, unfortunately you’re wrong. Only 65 % of your mouth is cleaned when you brush your teeth. Flossing takes care of the rest, so if you don’t floss, you might want to read on to find out just why you should floss your teeth daily for a healthy smile.

Dental floss cleanses the top and outer areas of the teeth and gums. It is an inter-dental cleaner which is designed specifically to cleanse the tight spaces between the teeth and the space in between the base of the teeth and the gums that a toothbrush cannot get to.

There are many reasons why you should floss your teeth: one of those is prevention from having gum disease or Gingivitis (which is the first stage of gum disease). A person with gingivitis will show red and puffy gums, which will certainly likely bleed when cleaning your teeth. It is triggered by a buildup of bacterial plaque between and around the teeth. If gingivitis is left untreated, gum disease can spread and have an effect on tissues, teeth and bones, leading to periodontitis.

With periodontitis, the gum and bone pull away from the teeth, developing large pockets. Debris accumulates in the spaces between the gums and teeth, and infect the tooth area. Your immune system then attacks the microorganisms as the plaque spreads below the gum line. Bone and tissue that hold the tooth begin to break down – this is caused by contaminants created by germs. Teeth loosen and eventually fall out.

Buying a dental floss is less expensive and less painful than treating gum disease, especially during times when you are more prone to developing gum disease, such as when you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. If you’re not sure why you should floss your teeth, contact HGS Ortho and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

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