For years I passed up getting my teeth cleaned because my insurance provider didn’t cover it. However, as the years have passed and my oral care routine hasn’t changed, I find myself worrying more over cavities. There are several reasons that your doctor works with you to get your teeth cleaned at least yearly.
You might have thought that orthodontics was all about appearances, but it’s really much more than that. Orthodontics can make your smile look better, but we want to get your teeth and jaws working well together. That comes down to one thing: your bite.
* Teeth cleanings will help prevent gum disease. Sometimes brushing alone cannot keep the plaque building up around your teeth from causing bacteria from ruling your mouth. Plaque is a toxin that irritates your gums and the rest of your mouth, it results in inflammation and gingivitis. Sever stages of gum disease result in actual decay and erosion of your gums – trust us that is a painful surgery to fix.
An expert orthodontist can identify problems with your bite, and take the necessary steps toward correcting it.
Orthodontists know all about teeth: they went to dental school, just like your dentist. What’s more, after graduating from dental school, they studied for an additional two years at an accredited orthodontic residency program. All this extra training lets your orthodontist see the big picture, which is much more than cavities and plaque. It’s all about your overall healthy smile!
Your dentist can help you assess where you are with any of those bacteria. It is better to find out before, treat soon, and eliminate these issues. Finding the pockets and bleeding areas are not always easy, because they are not always on the surface. A yearly check will examine your mouth; including your teeth, roots, bones, and nerves. You will have a better understanding of the health of your mouth if you visit your dentist.
In-depth knowledge of all the elements of a healthy bite is of the utmost importance, and it’s how orthodontists get to the root of your dental problems. Maybe you just want to fix your crooked teeth-an orthodontist knows how to look for the underlying issues that might be causing those teeth to become crooked.
Next, make sure to keep up with a good routine at home. Replace your soft bristle toothbrush every 2-3 months. This will ensure that you are cleaning evenly and well. You also should make sure to keep up with flossing, as many problems are caused from the crevices between your teeth. Flossing will manage bacteria, keep out food particles, and allow you to keep fresh breath.
When it comes down to it, all we want is for you to have a great smile. Orthodontics is based on the principle that a great smile comes from good oral health. Our smiles look the best when our teeth and jaws are functioning the way they should. Call us today, and find out how our orthodontics team can get you on the path toward a healthier smile!
Out of This World Dentistry’s staff has an abundant conglomeration of training, experience, and expertise that will suit all of your dental needs. We are a general dentistry that specializes in pediatrics and orthodontics as well. All ages can come for a visit at our South Jordan location. Visit our website or call us today to book an appointment with a South Jordan dentist.
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