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Tag: gingival health

Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels?

Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels?

By on February 13, 2017 in Recent posts with 4 Comments

Do orthodontic retainers and extractions reduce marginal bone levels? This post is about a new study that investigates the effect of retainers and extractions on marginal bone levels. I thought it was very interesting as it included an evaluation of the effect of extractions.

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Oh no! More white spot lesions..what can we do? A new trial….

Oh no! More white spot lesions..what can we do? A new trial….

By on October 17, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 9 Comments

Oh no more white spot lesions..what can we do: A new trial! We all know that white spot lesions (WSL) are one of the disappointing  adverse effects of orthodontic treatment. Unfortunately, we do not know much about methods of reducing the size of these lesions.  This post is about a trial that provides us with […]

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What can we do about missing lateral incisors?

What can we do about missing lateral incisors?

By on September 26, 2016 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 12 Comments

What can we do about missing lateral incisors? One of my most popular posts was on the dilemma of whether we should open or close space to replace missing lateral incisors. This generated a lot of debate. Do we have more evidence on this important question?  A systematic review that the AJO-DDO has just published may […]

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Does Body Mass Index influence orthodontic related oral health?

Does Body Mass Index influence orthodontic related oral health?

Does Body Mass Index influence orthodontic related oral health? I am now returning to the blog by posting some shorter posts over the next few weeks. I am also not 100% after my surgery, so please ignore any typos etc!  I came across this paper that has recently been published in the advance access section […]

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Does rubbing an essential oil on gums reduce inflammation for orthodontic patients? A Trial.

Does rubbing an essential oil on gums reduce inflammation for orthodontic patients? A Trial.

By on August 24, 2015 in Clinical Research, Recent posts with 6 Comments

Do anti-oxidant essential oils reduce gingival inflammation for orthodontic patients? Every now and then a paper is published that stands out because it reports on a study that is rather unusual for orthodontic research. This paper is clearly different as the authors report on new research using an anti oxidant and essential oil mixture for […]

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