Teeth With Braces Need Good Oral Hygiene Practices

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Traditional braces are often used by an orthodontist like Dr. David S. Wilbanks to gradually correct misaligned teeth. This requires consistently timed adjustment appointments to tight the braces components and alter the periodontal connective tissues that anchor your teeth in your gums.

Preventing tooth decay and maintaining healthy gums is very important throughout the process. Treatment and complications related to these oral health problems could potentially increase the amount of time it takes to bring your teeth into their ideal position.  

You need to remember to thoroughly brush your teeth each morning and night with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste that has been approved by the American Dental Association. It’s also important to remember to floss at least once per day. This daily routine will remove bacterial deposits and food matter before they can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.

Routine dental checkups are also very important for cleaning your teeth and the early detection of developing oral health problems. If a problem is detected it can be addressed before it develops into a more serious oral health condition.

If you had braces installed at Dr. David S. Wilbanks’s orthodontic clinic in El Paso, Texas, and you have an oral hygiene problem, you can always call 915-581-5021 to speak to a member of Wilbanks Orthodontics.