Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

Three Pieces Of Advice You Should Ask Your Dentist For

by Lonnie Bryant

Going to the dentist is a very important part of your overall oral healthcare routine, and they help ensure your mouth is in good working order and no major problems are on the horizon. For most people, going to the dentist is very simple and is nothing more than a check-up because they have been diligent with their cleaning. However, even if that is the case for you, it is important that you always ensure you are doing the most you can to combat bacteria and problems with your teeth. Here are three pieces of advice you should consider asking your dentist for to help keep your pearly whites sparklingly clean.

What Type Of Toothpaste Do You Need?

So many people go to the dentist every day, and yet very few people actually ask this question. Your toothpaste is going to be the primary cleaning agent you use for your teeth, so it makes sense to ask for your dentist's opinion on this matter. You may have particular sensitivities that a dentist can point out which a certain toothpaste may help with better than others. Most dentists love to give advice and help you keep your teeth healthy for the oncoming year and well into the future, so do not hesitate to ask.

Could Your Teeth Be Straighter?

A lot of people have issues with minor over or underbites, as well as crooked teeth. There are a range of discrete options you can choose from to help fix this issue, but if it is not a problem that is causing you pain or endangering your teeth in the future, your dentist may not suggest any form of treatment because they assume you are happy. If you do want to address this issue, then ask them what the path forward for you might look like, whether that be Invisalign, braces, retainers or even corrective surgery. If you want this issue fixed, you should always ask a dentist for their opinion first. 

Do You Need To Use Mouthwash?

Mouthwash is not just used to kill bacteria all over your mouth, but it can also help strengthen your teeth. Many types of mouthwash actually contain decent amounts of fluoride, which helps boost your enamel strength and gives you better overall protection from bacteria. If you have particularly sensitive teeth or teeth that have been badly affected by bacteria in the past, then mouthwash may actually be a very helpful aid to help you improve your teeth strength. If you haven't used mouthwash and are wondering whether you should, then it never hurts to ask!

Contact your dentist to learn more. 


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Braces versus Retainers: A Comprehensive Overveiw

There are more than two ways to straighten a smile, and in this blog, I plan to discuss them all. I plan to look at the differences between braces and retainers and explain why sometimes you may need them both. I look at the differences in cost, time commitment and efficacy. Personally, I have had a bit of experience with this subject – I had braces as a young teen, and I had a permanent retainer. In this blog, I discuss what I have learned, and I present all kinds of new information on the topic. Whether you are trying to make decisions for yourself or your child. I hope you find this information useful.