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19 Jun 2014

Should i see a dentist or a orthodontist?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on June 19, 2014

What is the difference between a cosmetic dentist and an orthodontist?

All orthodontists are dentists but only a smaller number of dentists are orthodontists. To become a specialist orthodontist requires further extensive specialist training. Orthodontic treatment starts with the end goal in mind – one has to plan the desired result which has to be stable and ensuring the patients’ profile is k...

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16 Jun 2014

Oral health advice for pregnacies

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on June 16, 2014

How can I maintain oral health while pregnant?

During pregnancy, the hormones can cause a heightened or increased response to plaque – for example, a small amount of plaque which would not normally cause the gums to become inflamed, can cause an increased amount of inflammation or gingivitis during pregnancy. It may be advisable to use an electric or sonic tooth brush whic...

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21 Mar 2012

Are there certain questions I should ask my orthodontist before I get my next pair of braces on?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on March 21, 2012

I been to an orthodontist before and my braces didn’t work. They weren’t on long enough for my teeth to set and then I didn’t wear my retainer for as long as I should have. Are there certain questions I should ask my orthodontist before I get my next pair of braces on? I really want straight teeth.

I’m sorry to hear your last course of brace treatment did not result with the smile you were after. The first thing we need to assess is your dental health to ensure your teeth are suitable for another course of orthodontic brace treatment. I understand you did not wear your retainers for the required time and we need to discu...

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