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No matter what type of braces you choose, your oral hygiene habits will become extremely important during your time in braces and orthodontic treatment. Listed below are some basic tips that remain the same for all braces and orthodontic treatment options.
Brush Like You Mean It With Braces
Your tooth brushing habits have always been important, but brushing when you have braces is absolutely crucial. Ultimately, brushing can make the difference between having beautiful, healthy teeth after your braces come off or having de-calcification from bacterial build-up. If you have braces that are attached to your teeth, the bacteria in your mouth is introduced to a number of new places to hide. That’s why it’s important to brush, and brush often with braces.
Brushing helps prevent:
• Bacteria build-up
Floss “Like A Boss” With Braces
Though there are people who view flossing as unnecessary, they couldn’t be more wrong. The spaces between your teeth can serve as a great hiding spot for bacteria, and as that bacteria begins forming cavities, your teeth may begin to decay from the edges inward. Of course that’s an extreme, but as we age, flossing becomes even more important to keep teeth and gums healthy.
Not flossing regularly can lead to several problems, including:
• Receding gum line (this can eventually lead to losing teeth)
• Cavities between the teeth
• Gum disease
Don’t consider yourself much of a flosser? Don’t worry. Though the first few times may be a little uncomfortable, your gums will soon get stronger. As you continue, your gums will get healthier and you won’t have to worry about anything being in between your teeth to make them decay.
To get the absolute most from your oral care regimen with braces, you should floss, brush, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash. If mouthwash makes your mouth burn, purchase a brand that doesn’t contain alcohol. You can also make mouthwash yourself with a few simple ingredients.
Follow Your Orthodontist’s Advice
Your orthodontist in MA has most likely been practicing for a long time, so chances are you can trust that he or she knows what they’re doing. Listen to and trust your orthodontist! Always keep your end goal in mind: a beautiful, straight smile to last a lifetime.
Ready To Learn More?
At Simply Orthodontics, we always provide a friendly, consultative approach to you or your child’s potential orthodontic treatment with braces. We say potential because you may not even require braces. We will discuss all of your options in braces, and together we can decide which one is best for you. We even offer treatment solutions that can give you a gorgeous smile in half the time!
When you are ready to learn more about you or your child’s smile transformation with braces, schedule your Simply Orthodontics Smile Analysis. The Simply Orthodontics Smile Analysis includes digital x-rays with your initial exam and a complete consultation. My team and I will answer all of your questions and concerns during your initial consultation for braces. Call 508.757.3173 or click here today for this $250 value, yours – absolutely free with no obligation!
To schedule a consultation to determine if braces are right for you, contact us today.
Our Worcester, MA Orthodontics Office: 508.757.3173
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Our Webster, MA Orthodontics Office: 508.943.2100
Our Holliston, MA Orthodontics Office: 508.429.7800
Our Dayville, CT Orthodontics Office: 860.774.2008
Our Hudson, NH Orthodontics Office: 617.718.5247
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This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our practice would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.
Orthodontist, Dr. Sam Alkhoury offers the most advanced braces, including clear braces and Invisalign. With 6 convenient orthodontic offices located in Worcester MA, Milford MA, Webster MA, Holliston MA, Dayville CT and Hudson NH, there is sure to be an office located near you. Call us now for a free consultation for braces at any of our 6 orthodontic offices in MA, NH & CT!