Ask Dr. Collins: Why visit the dentist during my orthodontic treatment?

August 29th, 2010

If you're brushing twice a day, as well as flossing during your orthodontic treatment, we think that's wonderful. But, remember that it’s also important for you to visit your general dentist every six months in addition to brushing your teeth a couple times a day (and visiting Parker Orthodontics, of course). Our staff will tell you regular dental checkups are vital for maintaining good oral health. Your dentist can:

• Check for problems that might not be seen or felt
• Detect cavities and signs of tooth decay
• Treat oral health problems early
• Show you how to properly brush and floss your teeth during your treatment

During an oral exam, your dentist will check the health of your child’s mouth, teeth, gums, cheeks and tongue. Checkups also typically include a thorough teeth cleaning and polishing. If you have not been to the dentist in the past six months, it’s time for you to schedule an appointment!

If you don't have a general dentist in Parker, Castle Rock, Elizabeth, Denver or nearby communities, please ask us and Dr. Jeff Collins will be happy to provide a few great references! We hope you've had an amazing weekend! :)

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