If you are undergoing orthodontic treatment, you’ll undoubtedly hear about the importance of taking care of your teeth and gums during treatment. While braces do a remarkable job at straightening your smile, they can also make it more difficult to keep your smile clean. With the addition of brackets and wires, you’ll need to plan on some extra effort in the oral hygiene department. The last thing you want is to get your braces off and unveil teeth that are stained, decayed and unhealthy. One of the best things you can do for your teeth during braces is daily fluoride.
Fluoride is naturally occurring mineral that is known for its positive impact on the teeth, especially when it comes to strength and protection. It makes sense, therefore, that fluoride will be especially important when wearing braces.
Benefits of Fluoride During Orthodontics
Using fluoride is an easy and highly effective way to keep your oral health in check while undergoing braces. Fluoride can offer the following benefits:
- Reduce your chances of getting cavities.
- Avoid demineralization (“white spots”) on your teeth.
- Protect your smile if your oral hygiene isn’t great.
Which Fluoride is Best for Me?
There are many ways to get fluoride, including water, toothpaste, mouth rinses and even prescribed concentrated gels. At Schatz Orthodontics, we will carefully consider which form of fluoride is best for your needs. We love straightening teeth but never at the cost of your smile health. Contact us today to learn about how you can keep your teeth and gums healthy during orthodontic treatment.
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