Brush and floss are imperative to keep your teeth behind your braces in mint-condition. Brushing is incredibly necessary because it stays stuck between our teeth even after we brush food. This induces plaque accumulation that can only be replaced with the dental floss.
What Happens If I Do Not Floss?
The effects of not flossing easily add up with or without the braces. For example, it hardens after food remains on the teeth for a certain amount of time and transforms into tartar, which a dentist may extract. Tarter can build up under braces at a much higher rate, where the particles will disappear unnoticed and unbound for long stretches of time. Worst of all, gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease and is closely associated with tartar build-up. Continue reading →
Headaches can be painful, and frequently come from unpleasant circumstances. Certain factors can include fatigue, some underlying medical problems, and other narcotics. However, a well recognized cause of headaches is Malocclusion which is the name given to the misalignment of the teeth. Braces, or other orthodontic treatments, can help relieve the symptoms of headaches caused by Malocclusion.
What Is Malocclusion?
Malocclusion is the wrong arrangement of the teeth when closing the jaws. It influences not just the teeth structure but also the jaw shape and facial expression. Few malocclusion symptoms are genetic, but other cases are acquired from a poor habit, or by early teeth loss.
Sadly, bad breath is one of the most common brace effects. It is caused by naturally occurring bacteria within the mouth. The bacterium also causes gum diseases and caries and absorbs food particles in various parts of the body. The bacteria produce the odors that contribute to a bad breath during the feeding cycle.
If people wear braces, they are prone to accumulate foodstuffs that become bacteria and contribute to breathlessness. The good news is that people with braces can avoid breathlessness with the following practices.
The quality of an orthodontist is one of the most critical reasons that people seek treatment. Overbites are a dental condition where the upper teeth stick out, covering the lower teeth, also known as malocclusion or overjet.
What Causes An Overbite?Some triggers, all of which are mostly normal, are overbites. They can all be inevitable, except for one reason. Some common causes of overbites are as follows:
• Habit – As the only avoidable cause, overbites may be a result of sucking on your thumb from a young age or even the use of a pacifier. These types of overbites are easy to fix, as just the teeth need to be repositioned. Continue reading →
Over the past several decades, orthodontic care has changed tremendously. People today have more freedom and selection than ever before. People who thought they were out of reach with a straight teeth and a good smile were surprised to learn that they too can smile with confidence and that orthodontics can be a wise investment for the future.
• Orthodontic Treatment Requires Traditional Braces
Our office has a variety of treatment options to help patients achieve their goals, which include Invisalign. Each option is evaluated and recommended based on the patient’s individual needs and desires. Continue reading →
In patients with severe crowding of the teeth, tooth extraction may be necessary before a patient can get braces to realign the smile. Extraction may also be recommended as part of correcting a malocclusion, to address protruding teeth or to remove impacted teeth.
Teeth must be removed in order to straighten remaining teeth in a mouth that is overcrowded. If there is simply not enough room to move the teeth into alignment, extraction will be recommended. Continue reading →
Swollen, red, and tender gums are commonly experienced by most people who are in the midst of orthodontic treatment. The gums are more likely to swell during orthodontics and controlling the problem can present a bit of a challenge for even the most diligent dental patient. For some patients, the condition is limited to a mild case of gingivitis which will go away when the braces are removed. For other patients, the gums can become permanently overgrown due to years of chronic inflammation. No matter the degree of swelling, it is important to address the issue early on.
What Causes Swollen Gums?
Ceramic or metal brackets cemented to your teeth and threaded with wires make thorough toothbrushing a bit more challenging than it used to be. However, cleaning your teeth to remove bacteria is still as important as it has always been, because bacterial plaque can lead to gingivitis and periodontal disease, the first stages of which are red, bleeding, and swollen gums. Continue reading →
How many of us have heard that ‘too much sugar will rot your teeth’ while growing up? It’s one of the most common phrases uttered by parents to deter their kids from sucking on sweets and sipping sugary juices all day. And while reducing sugar intake definitely helps prevent tooth decay, it is not merely enough to help kids develop good dental hygiene habits.
Here are 4 ways you can help your kid develop healthy habits for taking care of their teeth!
1. Talk to Them
Do you sometimes wonder why kids are irritated by the thought of stopping play time to go and stick a plastic brush with some paste into their mouth twice a day? Continue reading →
You may be surprised to know that the benefits of having straight teeth extend far beyond a beautiful and confident smile. Apart from the aesthetic benefits of braces, there are also a number of health benefits that patients will experience. In many cases, patients with orthodontic issues may not be aware of the dangers associated with improper or misaligned teeth. As a result, patients can receive a wealth of benefits, ranging from personal confidence to improved dental and overall health.
Crowded or crooked teeth, or ones that overlap each other, are a great opportunity for bacteria to firmly embed themselves in those hard to reach gaps and overlaps. The avid teeth cleaner may have difficulty manipulating the tooth brush or floss into those tight spaces. Bacteria cause tooth decay and periodontal disease. Left untreated, Continue reading →