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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 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