At Kids Dental, we know maintaining good oral health requires only a few minutes a day. We thought we’d provide some practical advice on how to improve your or your child’s smile between your visits for adjustments with Drs. Lee, Antoniazzi or Frackowiak.
Start by brushing your teeth twice a day. Proper brushing techniques are an essential part of maintaining good oral health during your orthodontic treatment, as well as preventing gum disease. Brushing daily helps remove decay-causing plaque from tooth surfaces. Please consult Drs. Lee, Antoniazzi or Frackowiak if you would like us to review brushing techniques with you or your child. Flossing daily will also prevent plaque to build up between the teeth and prevent stains between your teeth. Research has shown the bacteria of gum disease has been linked to coronary artery disease, stroke, diabetes and memory loss. Lastly, we encourage you to throw away old toothbrushes and replace them every 2 or 3 months, or after an illness.
We hope this helps! If you have any further questions about any of these tips and maintaining good oral health overall, please give us a call or ask us on Facebook!
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend!