How to Have a Healthy Mouth When You’re Aligning Your Smile With Braces

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Do you want to avoid dental problems when you’re aligning your smile with braces in Lakeville, Minnesota? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Joseph Basile, is more than happy to help you! If you take good care of your teeth, gums, and smile, you can have a healthy mouth during the orthodontic journey. To help you keep your oral health in tip-top shape, he encourages you to do the following things:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: It’s recommended to brush your teeth at least twice a day. However, if possible, it’s even better to brush after each time you eat. It’s also recommended to floss regularly, like after you brush. If this isn’t possible, make sure to floss at least once a day. Lastly, it’s recommended to rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash.

-Visit your dentist regularly: Your routine dental checkups are vital for a successful oral health. So, make sure you visit your dentist every six months. The treatments provided can help you prevent tooth decay and gum disease as well as treat any problems you might have.

Call Orthodontic Specialists, P.A. today at 952-469-6760 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more about having a healthy mouth during the orthodontic journey. Our orthodontic team is happy to help you, and we look forward to hearing from you!