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It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene while you are wearing your braces. This includes brushing your teeth each morning and night, as well as making sure to thoroughly floss your teeth and gumline at least once each day. Our orthodontist, Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla wants to remind his patients that they need to have routine dental checkups twice each year.

Tooth decay and gum problems that go untreated could lead to significant complications and potentially prolong the realignment process. This could extend the amount of time needed to straighten your teeth. Each dental checkup should include a thorough cleaning and polishing treatment that will effectively remove plaque buildup and tartar from your teeth. The dental exam portion of the appointment will also monitor the overall health of your mouth. If a problem area is found it can be addressed before it becomes something serious.

If you live in the Middleburg Heights, Ohio, area, and you have a question about how to best maintain a healthy mouth with braces, you can always call 440-243-9575 and schedule an appointment at 360 Orthodontics.