Many patients ask, "If I have braces, do I still need a dental check-up every 6 months?" The answer is, "Yes!" In fact, it's even more important that patients receiving orthodontic treatment visit our office regularly. When you're wearing braces, food may be caught in places that your toothbrush normally can't reach. This causes bacteria to build up and can lead to cavities, gingivitis and even gum disease. Believe it or not, an estimated 80 percent of American adults currently have some form of gum disease. Recent studies have shown a correlation between gum disease and heart disease, underscoring the importance of good oral health care. Our team will work closely with your orthodontist to make sure that your teeth stay clean and healthy while you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Remember, our goal is straight healthy teeth!
If it has been more than six months since your last dental visit to our office, please give us a call at918-455-0123 to schedule an appointment.