Whether you like it or not, people judge you based on how you look. Even if you spend hundreds of dollars over skincare products to keep your face looking young or change your hair color every month, you still won’t be considered beautiful based on America’s standard of beauty if you have crooked or overcrowded teeth. Yes, your smile is a make or break deal. Thankfully, braces Hollywood can fix this problem. It’s important to mention that people who wear braces are more prone to develop gum disease. How do you keep your gums healthy with ongoing orthodontic treatment? Let’s find out.
Brushing and flossing are important to keep your teeth and gums healthy especially if you are wearing braces. If you fail to brush and floss, plaque will buildup and this can cause gum irritation, which will then lead to gum infection. When you’re wearing braces your likelihood of developing gum disease is heightened because they make cleaning much more challenging but thanks to special cleaning devices like an interproximal brush you can clean your teeth more thoroughly compared to a regular brush.
Even if you are receiving orthodontic treatment you are still required to see your general dentist have your teeth professionally cleaned at least once every six months. As mentioned, regular brushing and flossing, although done every day, is not enough to completely remove plaque from your teeth. Plaque can build up and collect in your braces without you knowing it. Your dentist has special tools to carefully maneuver through your braces to get rid of plaque.
Are you taking care of your teeth and gums enough? Talk to your orthodontist today. At TLC Dental & Orthodontics, we are committed to enhancing the quality of life while restoring self-assurance, rebuilding confident smiles, and encouraging both dental and medical wellness. Call us today for an appointment or visit our website to learn more about our services.