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Helping Your Child Prepare for Common Issues With Braces

bracesCaring for the teeth and braces sufficiently can be difficult for kids, so understanding oral hygiene and potential dental issues that arise from poor oral care becomes more important than ever before during the period a child undergoes orthodontic treatment. Below are common issues that can arise while wearing braces but can easily be prevented by helping your child maintain a good oral hygiene routine.

Gingivitis
Gingivitis is the result of plaque buildup on your teeth. Naturally, when food gets trapped in your gums, it can cause a buildup over time that results in gum inflammation. Braces make it very hard to properly clean the gum line, which can cause some kids to develop this unwanted condition. Using proper brushing techniques after every meal is the best way to avoid or reverse gingivitis while wearing braces. Continue reading

Why Orthodontic Treatment is Important

orthodontic treatmentOrthodontic treatment often go beyond the obvious physical changes of an improved bite and straighter teeth. It is also a great way to improve a person’s overall self image. While having beautiful straight teeth is important, even more important is the need to alleviate any potential health problems associated with the teeth or jaw.

Orthodontic Treatment Can Fix Important Problems Such As:
• Crowded teeth spaced too close together
• Gaps between your teeth
• Crooked teeth
• Overbite or underbite
• Upper and lower teeth that do not meet Continue reading

Common Dental Issues with Braces

dental bracesDuring the course of orthodontic treatment, some patients struggle with various problems, many of which are entirely avoidable. We encourage our patients to be diligent with proper dental care and routine cleanings. Failure to emphasize consistent healthy dental habits can lead to serious, and sometimes permanent, damage.

Demineralization
Demineralization is the loss of minerals from the tooth surface around braces, caused by acid. This loss will cause a chalky white spot on your tooth, which can lead to a cavity. Continue reading