KEEPING YOUR BRACES PRISTINE

Keeping your teeth pristine while wearing braces can be a challenge. But it’s a challenge you can overcome. Don’t give up! Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics is here to support you, and that is why we have some tips for you. First, keep up on brushing your teeth at least twice…

Keeping your teeth pristine while wearing braces can be a challenge. But it’s a challenge you can overcome. Don’t give up! Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics is here to support you, and that is why we have some tips for you.

First, keep up on brushing your teeth at least twice a day. Use a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste. After you’re done, you can use an interdental brush to clean the small crevices and spaces of your smile.

Second, floss regularly. You can use the special loop-shaped tool we gave you to thread the floss through the space between the tooth and wire. Once you have the floss in position, guide it between the teeth and rub it along each side of your teeth down to the gumline.

Third, visit your dentist for a checkup every six months. This is especially important when you have braces because you are increasingly at risk for the development of plaque and other harmful substances around your braces hardware, and there will be places that are difficult for you to reach at home. This appointment will allow your team to remove these particles and keep your teeth and gums in shape.

To learn more about how to take care of your braces in Las Vegas, Nevada, please call Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics at 702-243-3300. We’re happy to help you!

DENTAL CHECKUPS FOR THOSE WITH BRACES

When you have braces, your routine dental cleaning is even more important than before. This is because more food particles can get caught in the small grooves around the wires of your braces, feeding bacteria and forming plaque. If these areas aren’t cleaned-both at home and in the dental office-your…

When you have braces, your routine dental cleaning is even more important than before. This is because more food particles can get caught in the small grooves around the wires of your braces, feeding bacteria and forming plaque. If these areas aren’t cleaned-both at home and in the dental office-your chance for tooth decay or gum disease increases greatly. That’s why you’ll want to book your routine dental checkup every six months.

When you come to see us at Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics, you can expect Dr. R. Cree Hamilton and our team to welcome you with open arms. We’ll help you feel comfortable and well cared for. After guiding you to the dental chair, we will take X-rays of your mouth and will then start to clean your teeth.

Our cleaning will involve using special dental tools to deeply clean the front, back, and chewing surfaces of your pearly-whites. When working around your brackets, we’ll remove any plaque that has formed around your hardware. Once the surfaces of the teeth are clean, we’ll use a loop-shaped tool to thread floss through the spaces between the wires of your apparatus and the teeth. Then we will guide the floss through the teeth, scraping each side and cleaning into the gumline.

To schedule a cleaning appointment in Las Vegas, Nevada, you can call 702-243-3300. We’re eager to see you!