Why should I visit the dentist during my treatment?
If you are undergoing an orthodontic treatment you may seem to think that you aren’t required to continue making appointments with your regular dentist. The truth is orthodontists are generally looking at very different and specialized issues such as correcting and adjusting your teeth into their correct position. The role of cleaning and oral health is something that needs to be taken on regularly by your family dentist or local dental office and this role is not something that should be neglected even if you are undergoing an orthodontic treatment.
If you have braces or wearing an orthodontic appliance you need to continue seeing your dentist at regular intervals as cleaning can become especially more important during the treatment. Because a dentist will have a variety of tools that can help to clean around orthodontic appliances you can actually work at preventing cavities and other damage while you are wearing orthodontic appliances with regular professional cleaning from a dentist. Braces and orthodontic appliances mean extra ducks and crannies which can be really difficult to clean with traditional brushing and flossing. Dentists will be able to get into all of these notes and crannies to prevent plaque and tartar buildup and to ensure that you are not facing any oral health concerns. Taking care of your teeth is very important as you have already invested time to align and straighten your teeth so it would be a shame to have unhealthy teeth for poor overall oral health when your braces or orthodontic appliance has removed.
Tooth brushing Mistake No.3: “Not Brushing Often Enough or Long Enough”
How many of us take teeth brushing so seriously that we count the minutes or seconds every time we go through the routine. I wouldn’t think that too many of us have a stopwatch at hand for that purpose. Maybe we should. The American Dental Association firmly advises the American public to adhere to the 120 second rule every time one of us dabs our toothbrush with toothpaste. It is not simply the seconds we count throughout our daily brush but the number of times a day the stopwatch is set matters too. Twice daily is the expected frequency these days although some over exuberant people might even get around to three times daily.
Three reasons you’ll want Suresmile orthodontic treatment
It seems as though just about everything is going digital in some way, shape or form. Our cameras, our cable and even our books are all becoming some type of digital format and the same can be said for an orthodontic treatment as well. Today we can actually work to straighten your teeth using advanced computer simulations to deliver more effective and efficient results than ever before. Here are some of the best reasons why you should consider Suresmile treatment option for your orthodontics.
Tooth brushing Mistake No.2: “Not Picking the Right Bristles”
Toothbrush bristles come in a variety of forms and are designed for a variety of purposes. Many dentists have a preference for soft bristled toothbrushes and if any of their patients have sensitive teeth or gums, there are extra-soft bristles available too. Softer bristles are kinder to the teeth and if used correctly can do a good job at removing stubborn food particles and cleaning the surface of teeth so that plaque has a more difficult time at adhering to the teeth’s surfaces. Some individuals prefer the softer bristle varieties while others who do not have sensitive teeth or gums may choose a toothbrush with firmer bristles. Whatever we choose or prefer, the experts still recommend using a toothbrush with soft bristles or one with extra soft bristles.
Tooth brushing Mistake No.1: “Not Using the Right Toothbrush”
If you do not know which toothbrush is right for you, then you will never know whether your teeth are getting the best clean or not. If your selected toothbrush cannot get into your mouth because it’s too big, then you’re definitely not a good tooth brush selector. A toothbrush that is too big to fit in your mouth is not a good enough excuse to avoid teeth brushing altogether. It is far better for your teeth that you go back to your pharmacy and look further along the row until you can find the one that neatly fits in your mouth without you having to wait to yawn first. You would not try it for size by putting it in your mouth as the pharmacist may never let you back in the store again! While you are taking your toothbrush selection seriously, check to see if your hand will fit comfortably over the handle as well.
In order to ensure the safety of our patients, our team and the community at large during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are closed for orthodontic care, but will return as soon as it is safe to do so. If you have an emergency, please call us.