Category: General & Oral Health

Combat Gum Disease

How to Combat Gum Disease While in Braces

November 13, 2014

How to Combat Gum Disease While in Braces Orthodontic treatment is an investment, however, braces can simultaneously hinder and promote the development of one particular condition. Seven out of 10 Canadians will suffer from gum disease in their lifetime, but the odds of developing this condition are less likely with properly aligned teeth. This is because


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Braces Care Tips to Avoid Landing on Our Naughty List This Season

December 28, 2013

Braces Care Tips to Avoid Landing on Our Naughty List This Season In West Edmonton, South Edmonton, and Sherwood Park, orthodontist Dr. Amer Hussain is no Santa Claus, but he does encourage patients to stay off his naughty list. Because an “orthodontist on the shelf” would be a little too strange, we at Pure Orthodontics


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How to Keep Braces Safe Amid Scary Halloween Treats

October 16, 2013

HOW TO KEEP BRACES SAFE AMID SCARY HALLOWEEN TREATS It’s a scary time for braces. Kids (and kids at heart) are about to inherit a wealth of sticky sweet trick-or-treat goodies capable of impacting teeth and orthodontic appliances. In an attempt to educate, Edmonton orthodontist Dr. Amer Hussain is sharing the best and worst Halloween


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Easy and Effective Ways to Keep Your Retainer Clean and In-Use

September 11, 2013

EASY AND EFFECTIVE WAYS TO KEEP YOUR RETAINER CLEAN AND IN-USE If you’re an Invisalign or Invisalign Teen patient or have ever undergone any sort of orthodontic treatment, you’re aware of the repercussions of not properly cleaning a retainer. Crusty calcium buildups and unpleasant odors are just a few possible outcomes of failing to care for


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Orthodontic Benefits Don’t End At Looks: How Braces Can Improve Dental Health

August 18, 2013

Orthodontic Benefits Don’t End At Looks: How Braces Can Improve Dental Health We all know that orthodontic treatment supplies incredible cosmetic benefits, but did you know straight teeth can boost dental health, too? Here’s a few reasons why. Straight and simple. Essentially, crooked teeth act like a net. Food particles can easily become entangled in


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The Importance of Flossing While in Braces

June 20, 2013

The Importance of Flossing While in Braces Who would have thought a piece of wax string could be so intimidating? The practice of daily flossing continues to be avoided by many Canadians, spiking the occurrence of gum disease, cavities and plaque buildup. Because the chances of these oral conditions developing are amplified while wearing braces,


Dr. Hussain’s Braces-Friendly Food Pyramid: What Should You Be Eaten With Braces?

April 2, 2013

DR. HUSSAIN’S BRACES-FRIENDLY FOOD PYRAMID: WHAT SHOULD YOU BE EATEN WITH BRACES? Truly, no sound is more dreadful than the popping of a wire after crunching into an apple. Or when you realize the caramel from that candy bar has adhered itself securely to a bracket. Many patients have, understandably, strayed away from the super-strict