October is National Orthodontic Health Month! As your Melbourne orthodontist, there is nothing we love to see more than happy, healthy smiles. That’s why we regularly highlight the importance of taking good care of your teeth before, during, and after braces. Healthy teeth make for healthy smiles that shine!
Once you have braces, you may need some new tools and tricks to keep your teeth as clean and healthy as before your braces. But don’t worry – it’s not rocket science! With regular brushing and diligent flossing, you’ll be able to whisk away dental debris and bacteria. It’s also important to maintain your regular schedule of dental cleanings. Just because you have brackets and wires doesn’t mean your teeth don’t need the benefits of regular cleaning and maintenance.
The payoff will be healthy teeth and a straight smile that you can be proud of! Don’t let the extra effort required during orthodontic treatment discourage you from taking the best possible care of your teeth. If you have concerns or need advice, then talk things over with us at your next appointment. Your Melbourne orthodontist is happy to help!