Skipping Inner Tooth Surfaces
When you brush your teeth, it is just as important to brush the inner surfaces to remove food debris that can turn into hardened plaque. If you can’t remember to brush your teeth’s inner surfaces, then begin by turning your toothbrush to the backside of your teeth first before cleaning the outer surfaces.
Make Sure to Brush the Inner Surface of Each Tooth
When you visit an orthodontist, they will notice right away that you have not been brushing the inner surfaces of your teeth because there will be a buildup of tartar on your teeth. Failing to remove plaque from the backs of your teeth while you are wearing Invisalign aligners or braces will lead to having bad breath or gingivitis. Straightening
Your Teeth Makes It Easier to Remove Food Debris
If you are having problems brushing the backs of your teeth because you have malocclusions, then it is time to visit an orthodontic facility. When you have overlapping teeth, it is impossible for the bristles of your toothbrush to remove food particles that can lead to cavities.
Fortunately, when you have mild malocclusions, you can wear aligners to straighten your teeth. Alternatively, an orthodontist might recommend braces for your seriously misaligned teeth. At an orthodontic facility, a hygienist will teach you the proper way to brush the inner and outer surfaces of your teeth while you are undergoing orthodontic treatment.
Contact Us to Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment
If you live in Minnesota, then you can have an expert examination from a knowledgeable orthodontist at McDermott Orthodontics. Dr. Michael McDermott offers appointments at several facilities, including:
• Baxter – 218-829-1630
• Brainerd – 218-829-1630
• Pequot Lakes – 218-568-5600
• Delano – 763-972-4444
Dr. McDermott has been caring for adults, teenagers and children for 15 years, making sure to provide customized orthodontic devices that include:
• Invisalign – clear plastic aligners for teenagers and adults
• Braces – ceramic, metal and Damon
• Retainers – worn after orthodontic treatment ends
For patients who want to reduce their treatment time, we recommend using the AcceleDent Aura system at home for 20 minutes each night. Schedule an appointment today.
Toothbrushing Mistake No.7: “Skipping Inner Tooth Surfaces”
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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.