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How To Remove Orthodontics or Braces in an Emergency

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Yesterday I was having supper with two of my grandchildren when I got to noticing the braces on their teeth. That brought up the question of what to do about braces in a long-term emergency. At what point do you remove them and how?

After a bit of research I found out the following.  I couldn’t find a good answer as to when to take them off. I have looked on the internet and have found some you tubes showing how to remove braces. This one seems to be about the best http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gv4a2XO1QLI.

It looks like it is fairly easy to remove braces, if they are of this type.…

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What do You do When There is No Dentist?

The other day I had to go to the dentist for a filling.  This always makes me think of the first experience with a dentist that I can remember.  It was in South Africa in the early 1950’s and I had a filling done.  Well there was no such thing as Novocain, just hang on and endure the pain.  My father and I were talking about this afterwards and he says on his first trip to the dentist, the drill was powered with a foot peddle (he is 90).

Anyway, my trip was pain free and quick.  Now this set me to thinking what you do about dental problems in a long-term major disaster situation. …

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