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Monday, August 31, 2015

5 Aug 2015 - Dental Review at School Dental Clinic (HPB)

Javier had a dental review today by a specialist to assess if there is a need for him to put on a teeth retainer.  The purpose of the retainer is to keep the gap, left from an extracted molar, from closing up so that the permanent molar will have space to grow out in 5-6 years time.
The assessment is that Javier is still not ready to put on a retainer due to his unsatisfactory mouth hygiene.  Without a good mouth hygiene, putting on a retainer may cause more issues as food may get stuck in the retainer.  As such, the dentist advise Javier to improve on his brushing and hygiene and have another review in 3-4 months time.

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