Dr. Miller and his team know that keeping your teeth clean while wearing braces can be challenging and more time consuming, and while it is the patients job to continue to conduct good oral hygiene methods, it is our job to find products we can use to help protect your teeth and decrease your chances of damaging tooth enamel. We are excited to now start using ProSeal, a fluoride-containing sealant which helps prevent decalcification of tooth enamel, like “a suit of armor for your teeth.” While this is not meant to replace brushing and flossing, when combined with these methods, it can significantly decrease your chance of damaging tooth enamel while undergoing orthodontic treatment.
April is National Facial Protection Month. As we return to outdoor sports and other activities, April is an appropriate time to remind you about the importance of taking a few precautions to preserve your teeth and be protected from facial injuries, whether at a practice, at a game, or simply enjoying some fun in the neighborhood. How can you play it safe?
Wear a helmet. Helmets absorb the energy of an impact and help prevent damage to one’s head.
Wear protective eyewear. Eyes are extremely vulnerable to damage, especially when playing sports.
Wear a face shield to avoid scratched or bruised skin. Hockey pucks, basketballs, and racquetballs can cause severe facial damage at any age.
Wear a mouth guard when playing contact sports. Mouth guards can help prevent injury to a person’s jaw, mouth and teeth; and they are significantly less expensive than the cost to repair an injury.
Let’s talk about the right mouth guard for you, during your orthodontic treatment.
April is the perfect time to get into the mouth guard habit. Wear one at every practice and every game.
If you’d like to feel confident that you are showing your best smile, we have a suggestion for you. Drop by the first Tuesday of this month or any month for a complimentary evaluation–completely free of any charge or pressure. We’ll help you understand how you can be on your way to your best smile, starting with expert diagnosis and the very latest treatment options—including clear ceramic braces and Invisalign®
First Tuesday, February 4, is the ideal time to look into making improvements in your smile. Drop by from 4-6pm or call for an appointment anytime. We’re here to help you reach your goals, including your best smile!