Tooth brushing Mistake No.7: “Skipping Inner Tooth Surfaces”
Orthodontic treatment dictates that in order for tooth brushing to be effective, all the dental plaque that sticks to the teeth needs to be thoroughly removed. Having the perfect teeth involves knowing and avoiding the common tooth brushing mistake of skipping the inner tooth surfaces.
Inner Tooth Areas
Orthodontics point out that the inner surfaces of the front teeth, where the tongue rests, is the most commonly skipped area when brushing. This common tooth brushing mistake can lead to plaque building up over time and eventually spreading to other teeth. Plaque buildup can lead to:
• Periodontal disease
The health of the teeth and gums affects the body’s overall health. Research has proven a strong link between periodontal, or gum disease, and a whole host of other problems. Among these are:
• Heart disease
• Rhumatoid arthritis
• Premature birth
King Orthodontics recognizes the far reaching complications associated with unhealthy teeth and gums. Children are especially susceptible to missing hard to reach areas in the mouth. It is important to teach them to effectively brush the inner surfaces to ensure their overall body’s health. It is imperative for those with braces to remove all the built up plaque on the teeth, even the inner tooth surfaces. The wires on the braces can cause plaque to get trapped underneath and left unattended, permanent white stains will appear on previously perfect teeth.
King Orthodontics is available to help with any questions or concerns. The exceptional orthodontic treatment offered here will make that ideal smile a reality.
King Orthodontics, 400 East Dayton, Yellow Springs Rd. Fairborn, OH 45324
Phone: (937) 878-1561 Fax: (937) 433-9530
Tooth brushing Mistake No.7
Samuel B. King, D.D.S., M.S. – King Orthodontics – Specialist in Orthodontics for kids, teens and adults in Centerville and Fairborn.