Tooth Brushing Mistake No.7

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“Skipping Inner Tooth Surfaces”

One of the worst tooth brushing mistakes that people wearing braces make is skipping their inner tooth surfaces, leading to a buildup of plaque in difficult to reach places. It is important that every part of a tooth is brushed thoroughly to remove debris to prevent cavities and halitosis. While it may require more time to provide oral health care, standing in front of a mirror while brushing teeth can help with making sure every surface is covered with fluoridated toothpaste. Many patients do not understand that flossing their teeth at least once a day is also necessary to avoid gingivitis.

Traditional and Modern Braces

An orthodontic office offers a variety of different types of braces to patients to meet their needs. After a physical examination and three-dimensional imaging test, an orthodontist will recommend braces that include:

• Invisalign
• Damon System
• Metallic Braces

The recommendation for a particular type of braces depends on a patient’s malocclusions and age. Invisalign removable aligners are not recommended for young children but are appropriate for many teenagers and adults with small gaps or misalignment that requires a year or less to repair. Patients with more serious malocclusions need to wear traditional metallic or Damon System braces for a longer amount of time.

Contact Us Today for an Appointment

Not every orthodontic office has two experts to examine and treat patients but Nease and Higginbotham Orthodontics does. We make it convenient to drive to our facilities by having three locations in South Carolina:

• Spartanburg Orthodontics
• Gaffney Orthodontics
• Duncan Orthodontics

At our state-of-the-art orthodontic facility, patients have the opportunity to meet with two qualified orthodontists who understand how to determine the most appropriate braces for patients. Anyone with unsightly misaligned teeth can schedule an appointment with a telephone call or online form to talk to:

Dr. Phil Higginbotham
Dr. Eric Nease

Dr Nease Orthodontics 2455 E. Main Street Spartanburg, SC
29307 (864) 579-7700

Tooth Brushing Mistake No.7

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