Patty

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Patty graduated from the Dalhousie School of Dental Hygiene in 1984. After graduation, Patty worked in general practice for many years and joined the team at TA Orthodontics in 2002. Patty is the former coordinator for the NS Dental Hygiene Resource Center. She currently is a volunteer with the Fluoride Mouth Rinse program at local elementary schools. Patty enjoys cooking, fitness, yoga, travelling, walking her dogs and spending time with her family.

Don’t Let Crooked Teeth Negatively Affect Your Child’s Self-Esteem

Healthy, straight teeth can give your child improved confidence, a positive self-image and an increase in his or her self-esteem: Sadly, a lot of times, crooked teeth cause a child to feel the exact opposite. Besides causing issues with confidence; did you know that crooked teeth can even negatively Read More

Recognizing and Treating a Child’s Misaligned Jaw

What is a misaligned jaw (malocclusion)?

When a child has malocclusion, his or her upper and lower teeth do not come together correctly upon closing the mouth. For example, if a child’s upper teeth stick out farther than his or her lower teeth do, this is referred to as an ‘overbite. Read More