Posts made in June, 2013

Are you protecting your tooth enamel?

Posted on Jun 27, 2013

The enamel of your teeth is important to help protect them against chipping, cavities and sensitivity. There are a variety of way to help maintain your tooth enamel. Here are a few handy steps to help you strengthen the your tooth enamel.  Making the effort to protect your teeth now will help you ensure that you will have a strong, healthy smile for many years in the future.

Maintaining strong tooth enamel will help you prevent tooth decay, especially when your teeth may be more vulnerable such as during orthodontic treatment or when you’re a young adult.  If you would like to learn more about how you can protect your smile, please contact us today!

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Braces and Flossing: Sometimes you just need practice

Posted on Jun 20, 2013

Remembering to floss daily can sometimes be hard, but practising a flossing routine is important to you get in the habit of doing it regularly, especially while you are wearing braces because it’s easier for food to get caught in the wire. At the beginning it make take a little bit more time than when you weren’t wearing braces, but with enough practice you’ll be able to floss your teeth quickly and easily.

If your child has been struggling with flossing their teeth with their braces, we’ll be happy to review with them how to do it correctly.  HGS Ortho is here to help! Give us a call to book your next appointment.

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Ways to take care of your braces and teeth

Posted on Jun 13, 2013

Tired of having food stuck in your braces? Check out this infographic that shows the different techniques to keep your teeth and braces clean. As well, it illustrates foods that you should avoid while you have your braces to avoid damage to the brackets and wires of your braces.

Do you have questions on the best way to clean your teeth while you are wearing braces? Are you interested in your orthodontic options? We at HGS Ortho are happy to help you explore what would be best for you and answer any questions you may have.

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Good Luck This Weekend, Richmond 02A Islanders!

Posted on Jun 6, 2013



Go Team! Our Richmond Islanders — who are loving their new Islanders ball bags, sponsored by HGS Ortho — will be playing  this weekend!

Come out and cheer on the Islanders, who will be playing at a tournament this weekend  (June 8-9) at Steveston-London Secondary School in Richmond.  See if you can spot the HGS Ortho logo on the back of their dugout!

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How well are your children brushing their teeth?

Posted on Jun 6, 2013

It’s important to start good oral hygiene habits early and teach our children how to take of their teeth.  Good cleaning habits are especially important if you child is wearing braces since it’s easier for food to get caught in the wires.  The British Columbia Dental Association has some great resources for parents which include health tips and suggestions on how to pick a toothbrush for your child.

This information is available in 5 languages (English, Chinese, Spanish, Punjabi and Farsi) so if you know anyone who could use this information, make sure to share it.

During your next appointment, the HGS Ortho team will be happy to explain to your child the best way to clean their teeth while wearing braces.

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