Keep Your Smile Consistently Clean with Your Ft. Worth Orthodontist
If given the choice, would you prefer a clean mouth or an unclean one? The fact is, you are given a choice. As you may know, brushing your teeth at least twice a day and flossing at least once can help you control the buildup of oral bacteria. When mouth germs accumulate, they form plaque—the sticky, colorless substance that clings to teeth, gums, and the surface of the tongue. If you wear braces, then attending to dental plaque buildup is even more important, since it can hide behind brackets and wires, increasing your risk of developing dental diseases. Aside from brushing and flossing every day, Ft. Worth orthodontist, Dr. Ciro Cabal, warns that attending routine dental checkups and cleanings is a vital part of every patient’s good oral health.
What You Can’t See in Your Mouth
Keeping your smile healthy should be a habit, and even a little neglect can grant the bacteria in your mouth the room they need to grow and multiply. Knowing that a mass of bacteria live in your mouth can be disconcerting in its own right, but it can be more so when you learn that these microbes are the main cause behind dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease. When they gather, oral bacteria form dental plaque to protect them from the mouth’s natural defenses, like saliva. Brushing and flossing helps control this buildup on a day-to-day basis, but when you miss a spot, it can calcify (harden) into tartar and become too much for a toothbrush and dental floss to handle.
Leave it to the Professionals
During a dental cleaning, your dentist or dental hygienist will thoroughly remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and along your gum line, reducing the chances of dental disease developing from unnoticed bacteria. For patients currently undergoing orthodontic treatment, routine visits may be recommended more often. We’ll provide you with special appliances to help clear away plaque from between the brackets and wires of your braces, as well as provide case-specific instructions for maximizing your daily dental hygiene.
About Dr. Cabal:
Dr. Ciro Cabal is a dedicated family orthodontist who’s known a passion for providing dental care since his early teens, and proudly serves patients of all ages from Ft. Worth, Azle, Saginaw, Springtown, Weatherford, Haslet, and all surrounding communities. To schedule an appointment, call Lake Country Orthodontics today at (817) 236-7846.