You deserve successful oral health when you have braces. Unfortunately, achieving or maintaining that status of oral health can be challenging, especially because the braces hardware can make cleaning the teeth and gums a bit difficult. So, it’s important to focus on caring for your smile while you’re aligning your teeth. To help you do so, our orthodontist, Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla, encourages you to do the following things:
-Keep up on oral hygiene: Brushing, flossing, and rinsing are strongly recommended. So, make sure to brush for two minutes after each meal and snack. As you do so, use a soft-bristled toothbrush. Make sure to floss at least once a day. If you can floss after each time you brush, do so. And, make sure to rinse your mouth daily. As you do so, use antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash.
-Visit your dentist regularly: Your routine dental checkups are vital for a successful oral health. So, make sure you visit your dentist every six months. The treatments provided can help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease as well as treat any problems you might have.
To learn more about how to have a top-notch oral health when you have braces in Middleburg Heights, Ohio, please contact the office of Shabbir Adenwalla, DMD, MS at 440-243-9575 today. Our orthodontic team will be happy to give you the tips and information you’re looking for. We look forward to hearing from you!