There are many factors to a healthy smile, both before, during and after your orthodontic care.

Brushing & Flossing

You’re well aware of the importance of brushing and flossing, but improved dental alignment can help make your efforts even more effective. As the spacing and alignment of your teeth improves your time spent brushing and flossing will become more effective as more of the surface area of each tooth is free from obstruction.

Limit sugary food

You’re not the only one that enjoys a sweet snack! There are bacteria that live off of it, and if too much of it is in your diet then there will be a lot of bacteria turning sugars into acids in your mouth. It’s this acid that causes tooth decay, the effects of which can be made even worse when combined with acidic beverages like cola and sports drinks.

Jewels not tools

It’s also import to avoid using your teeth for anything other than chewing your food! Even hard pieces of seed and nuts can potentially chip or crack your teeth, so opening their packaging might be even worse.

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If you’d like to discuss any of these issues before making any decisions, contact Ortho Oasis at: 310-906-8363 or online to schedule a consultation.