When you think of your oral health, you likely believe that as long as you brush your teeth regularly, you will not be vulnerable to dental issues such as gum disease, tooth decay and so on. And while tooth brushing is critical in mitigating the build-up of plaque and tartar that would result in decay, you should know this is not the only way to protect your oral health. One condition that is not usually talked about is enamel erosion.
Many people understand the importance of home-based dental hygiene procedures. They include brushing your teeth after every meal and flossing to remove food debris to help prevent oral problems. However, if you want to keep your teeth spotlessly clean, you should consider professional dental cleaning. That means visiting your dentist to have your teeth thoroughly examined and cleaned using advanced teeth-cleaning techniques. Ideally, you should have professional teeth cleaning at least twice a year, preferably during your regular dental check-up appointments.
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.