When your orthodontist talks to you about oral hygiene he is not joking at all. Dr. Edgar Mendieta at Global Smiles Orthodontics is 100% serious about maintaining good oral hygiene! Not taking care of your teeth and mouth can cause a lot of problems for you alone, but with braces it’s a whole other level of responsibility. The brackets are glued to the teeth and not brushing your teeth could lead to corroding of the enamel and tooth itself. It may also cause unsightly white spots that may be permanently left on your teeth. Not brushing may also cause many problems with your gums. If you have any questions about improving your oral hygiene ask your Dentist or Orthodontist.
December 6, 2013