Tuesday, February 21, 2012
How to Prevent Tooth Decay During Your Orthodontic Treatment
If you are brushing and flossing daily during your orthodontic treatment with Sanborn Orthodontics, we think that’s great! But, don’t forget that it’s also important for you to visit your general dentist every 3-to-6 months in addition to brushing your teeth and flossing (and visiting Sanborn Orthodontics, of course). Regular dental checkups are important for maintaining good oral health, especially during orthodontic treatment.
Tooth decay, which is caused by sugars left in your mouth, can turn into an acid, which in turn can break down your teeth. Children are at high risk for tooth decay because adolescents tend to be lax in their oral hygiene habits. Proper brushing and flossing routines, combined with regular dental visits, help keep tooth decay away.
If you have any questions, please be sure to keep ask Dr. Sanborn or our team during your next adjustment appointment, or ask us on Facebook!