Maintaining excellent oral hygiene is essential to your orthodontic care. Without proper hygiene, areas of enamel decalcification may develop as well as dental decay. Gum tissue may also become red and swollen resulting in bleeding.
Brushing and Flossing
You will find proper techniques for brushing and flossing presented in the videoformat on your Inform/Treatment CD that you received when your treatment began. Should you have any questions or have misplaced your c
A topical flouride rinse should be used daily in the presence of traditional braces. It is best to use at bedtime after brushing. We recommend ACT (prodcuced by Proctor & Gamble) available at most local pharmacies.
Electric Toothbrushes / Irrigation Devices
gh a regular tooth brush can properly addresses most patient's dental needs, electric toothbrushes or oral irrgation devices may be of greater help to those patients with special needs or for patients that have difficulty cleaning orthodontic appliances (i.e expanders). We do have a supply available for purchase at our cost and invite you to inquire if interested.
Routine dental check-ups with your family dentist every six months are essential during the course of your orthodontic care. Teeth should be checked for developing cavities, areas of potential enamel decalcification should be monitored and the health of gum tissue should be assessed on a regualr basis.