Words of Wisdom No.9: “Brush Your Teeth When You First Get Out of Bed and Before You Get Back In at Night“
Keep Your Breath Fresh Throughout the Day
You know that after waking-up in the morning, it is important to brush your teeth to freshen your breath while removing the bacteria from your tongue and teeth. It is also essential to brush and floss your teeth in the evening before going to bed. These habits can prevent having halitosis in the morning that can offend other people. While brushing your teeth twice a day is the standard recommended by experts, it is okay to brush your teeth more often to avoid having bad breath or developing cavities. If you wear braces, then make sure to follow an orthodontist’s guidelines concerning brushing your teeth.
Orthodontic Treatment Makes It Easier to Brush Your Teeth
When it is difficult to brush and floss because your teeth are too close together or overlapping, it is time to visit an orthodontist for an examination. Children who are beginning to grow permanent teeth should have an examination to repair their malocclusions at a young age, but if you are an adult with misaligned teeth, then it is possible for you to wear Invisalign aligners to repair small problems. Fixing your teeth with orthodontic treatment can help you avoid additional problems such as temporomandibular joint disorder.
Call Us Today To Schedule Your First Orthodontic Appointment
At McDermott Orthodontics in Minnesota, we offer effective orthodontic treatments for all ages. It is easy for our patients to schedule an orthodontic appointment by calling one of these offices:
• Delano – 763-972-4444
• Pequot Lakes – 218-568-5600
• Brainerd – 218-829-1630
• Baxter – 218-829-1630
Our orthodontist offers a free consultation to discuss your orthodontic treatment options that might include:
• Braces – metal, ceramic or Damon System
• Invisalign – clear plastic aligners
• Retainers – worn after completing orthodontic treatment
To prevent halitosis and tooth decay, Dr. Michael McDermott is able to teach you better ways to brush and floss your teeth. Call today to schedule an appointment.
708 Elm Ave. E.
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.