Most people who wear braces often think that because of their regular orthodontic checkups, they will not have to visit their dentist. As a matter of fact, it is very important that patients with braces continue to visit their dentist for regular checkups.
Why is it important to visit your dentist while wearing braces?
Braces have a tendency to catch food particles around the wired brackets, causing tartar and plaque to build up. As a result, cleanings and proper daily dental care are extremely necessary, more than ever.
What may happen when patients with braces don’t visit their dentist?
While at home, it is very important to brush, floss, and use a water pick, because if your teeth aren’t properly cared for, one or all of the following problems may occur …
- Bad Breath
- Tooth Decay
- Gum and tooth pain
If you would like to learn more about dental checkups, and cleaning your teeth while wearing braces, read here for more helpful tips on how to properly care for your teeth.