Family Dental Care – Basics

Dental care is critical, particularly if you wear braces.
Summer is quickly approaching, and this is traditionally a common time for children to get braces. Practicing good oral hygiene while wearing braces can be difficult at first, but once you get the routine down, it’s easy. I strongly suggest you to visit Family Dental Station – Glendale to learn more about this.
If you’re having trouble brushing and flossing with your braces, schedule an appointment with your orthodontic clinic. A licenced orthodontic assistant can go through all of the necessary steps with you so that you can master your home routine.
Plaque left unattended can cause cavities in the teeth as well as gum inflammation. When you add braces, wires, and orthodontic equipment to the frame, the plaque has a lot of places to hide.
As plaque interacts with sugar, an acid is formed that can attack the teeth for about 20 minutes, resulting in cavities. Cavities can be difficult to treat in orthodontic patients. A patient will need to visit their orthodontist to have wires and probably a bracket or two removed, then visit their family dentist to have their tooth filled before returning to the orthodontist to get it placed back together.
This can take a long time. It is possible that it would lengthen the procedure.
The following are the steps to establishing a healthy oral hygiene routine:
Cleaning the teeth
Brushing your teeth at least twice a day, once in the morning and once before bed, is important. It may be beneficial for orthodontic patients to have a toothbrush and toothpaste on hand in case you need to brush after lunch.
Clean your teeth for at least two minutes with soft bristled brushes or an electric toothbrush. Wash all parts of the mouth with fluoride toothpaste, working from one hand to the other.
Flossing can be difficult for orthodontic patients. Floss threaders and super floss, on the other hand, will make the process go more smoothly. Flossing should be done every day after meals and before brushing your teeth. Light bleeding can occur if you do not floss on a regular basis. This bleeding is natural and will stop until your gums become used to it.
Thread the floss under the wire, gently force it between the teeth to the gum, and curl the floss around each tooth in a c shape to loosen the debris. Placing the floss between each tooth can irritate the gums and leave plaque behind.