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Braces without Gum Disease

Avoiding a Scourge of Orthodontics

The Placerville Dental Group believes it’s never too late to improve your oral health and develop a confident smile. Orthodontics are an important element when creating straight teeth for children and adults alike. Our Placerville family dentists are happy to help patients discover the best orthodontic treatment options whether it’s braces or Invisalign aligners. If braces are the best choice for you, our local dentists create a custom treatment plan to support your smile goals!

Tips for Gum Disease Free Braces

Braces do make it more difficult to brush your teeth. As a result, some patients develop gum disease from being lax with oral hygiene during their orthodontic treatment. Therefore, here are some tips to avoid gum disease while wearing braces:

Brush carefully everyday and avoid hard or sticky foods. It’s easy for food to get caught in braces, so brush softly, but thoroughly, with a soft bristle brush. If an ordinary brush doesn’t feel like it makes your teeth completely clean, opt for an orthodontic brush that’s specially designed to fit around braces.

It’s still possible to floss even if you have braces, it just takes a little more time to get the job done. Floss designed for braces, like Den-Tek for Braces, works well and some patients use a floss threader to floss every day. The Placerville Dental Group also recommends using interdental brushes, available in the oral healthcare sections of pharmacies and other stores.

Since we create a customized treatment plan for you, it’s important to keep your appointments at our Placerville dental clinic so you stay on track. Your comfort is also important to us, so anytime you need an adjustment or are experiencing discomfort, do not hesitate to call us. The Placerville Dental Group is here to help you have an amazing smile! If you are thinking of braces or other orthodontic treatment, call us today for a free consultation.

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