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No matter which type of braces you decided to go with, your oral hygiene habits must in top shape! Oftentimes, following our Glendale orthodontist’s instructions can be the difference between having beautiful, healthy teeth after your braces come off or having decalcification (the beginning of a cavity) and cavity problems.
Brush Often When You Have Braces
When you have braces, brushing your teeth often is one of the most crucial habits to have. There is bacteria that naturally lives in your mouth, so when you introduce braces, there are more places for bacteria to hide and potentially harm your teeth. Brushing helps prevent things like cavities, gingivitis, and decalcification. Of course brushing your teeth is important whether you have braces or not, however with braces it is VITAL.
Don’t Forget To Floss When You Have Braces, Too!
There’s a common misconception that flossing isn’t important, but it truly is, especially when you have braces.
Some of the things not flossing can eventually lead to are:
• Gum disease
• Receding gum line
• Cavities between the teeth
Tip: Always floss before you brush so that all of the bacteria you are cleaning from in between your teeth doesn’t wind up on top of your freshly brushed ones!
Follow The Instructions Of Your Glendale Orthodontist
If our award-winning orthodontist in Glendale, CA tells you not to eat certain foods or to brush your teeth after meals, it’s probably because that’s what’s best for your teeth. Our Glendale orthodontist wants to see you with your very best smile, as quickly as possible. Following his instructions is vital in having quick and effective orthodontic treatment.
Ready To Learn More?
After reading, if you are ready to learn more about the types of braces for you or your child, give us a call at 818.242.1173. For a limited time, we are offering a $250 savings certificate for your initial visit. We can’t wait to help you create your new, spectacular smile! Click here to schedule your Bergh Orthodontics Smile Analysis today.
This information is not meant as medical advice. It is provided solely for education. Our Glendale orthodontics office would be pleased to discuss your unique circumstances and needs as they relate to these topics.
Dr. Bergh, our award-winning orthodontist in Glendale, CA specializes in braces for you and your child. He offers a variety of braces and orthodontics in our Glendale orthodontics office, including traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces and Invisalign.
1111 North Brand Blvd, Ste 201
Glendale, CA 91202