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Not Brushing Correctly
Having a mouth full of healthy teeth is important for everyone, no matter what your age. Whether you have issues with the alignment of your teeth that require you to see an orthodontist for braces or Invisalign, brushing your teeth properly is absolutely essential. Many kids make mistakes by improperly brushing their teeth, which leads to other problems, like tooth decay. Others may brush too aggressively, which leads to damage in the mouth.
Explaining Proper Tooth Brushing Technique to Kids
An orthodontist can provide much needed assistance in explaining about the proper way for kids to brush their teeth. You can schedule an appointment specifically to address this very important issue. The doctor may also advise you to show your child the proper method so that they are brushing firmly enough to remove food particles from their mouths, while at the same time, are not causing irritation.
Brushing Teeth with Braces
Of course, if your child has regular braces, it can be more of a challenge to brush their teeth. However, they will have to do so in a way that is beneficial for their teeth but that does not irritate their structures.
Brushing Teeth with Aligners
When your child has Invisalign, clear aligners that work by straightening the teeth without painful metal wires, they have an easier time of brushing their teeth. This is because Invisalign can be removed specifically for eating and brushing your teeth. Your child can have direct access to their teeth when brushing as a result.
Contact McDermott Orthodontics to Learn More About Treatment for Adults
In Minnesota, you can visit McDermott Orthodontics to learn more about the orthodontic treatments that are designed for adults. Dr. Michael McDermott offers services to patients living in these areas:
• Delano – 763-972-4444
• Pequot Lake – 218-568-5600
• Brainerd – 218-829-1630
• Baxter – 218-829-1630
At McDermott Orthodontics, our patients can receive treatment with these orthodontic devices:
• Damon system – self-ligating devices
• Clear devices – made with clear brackets
• Invisalign aligners – suitable for adults
• Ceramic devices – made with color-matching brackets
With our top-of-the-line diagnostic equipment, we can determine how to improve the positions of your teeth with a few months or several years of orthodontic treatment. To learn more about orthodontic braces, schedule an appointment today.
Tooth Brushing Mistake No 5: Not Brushing Correctly
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Dr. Michael McDermott earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Chemistry and Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He followed his undergraduate degrees with a doctorate in dental surgery at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with highest distinction.
Dr. Mike then furthered his dental education by earning a masters and certificate in Orthodontics at the University of St. Louis in Missouri.