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Oral Health: Don't Ignore Your Gums

When you go to your dentist, you are likely concerned about cavities and the stains on your teeth. If you are like me, then you probably never thought much about your gums. Unfortunately, this caused me to form a serious gum recession condition. My dentist said that hard brushing practices, poor flossing techniques, and even the consumption of sugary foods led to the recession. After some deep scaling treatments, I was informed that I needed a gum graft procedure. The gums are extremely important to your health. They provide your teeth with the nutrients they need and they protect the sensitive dental roots. The gums even keep bacteria away from your jaw bone. Don't ignore your gums like I did. Read my blog and learn about proper oral care techniques. Prevention practices can easily save your gums from necessary restoration.

Are You An Adult With Crooked Teeth? Invisible Braces Give You Something To Smile About

If you're considering braces to fix flaws in your adult smile, and you feel slight embarrassment and concern for what others may think, clear mouthpieces could curb your anxiety. Clear corrective mouthpieces are just as effective when it comes to straightening out the smile, but they are secretive.  

Not only are they secretive, but fixing your teeth can keep your smile healthy, and the braces don't hinder your oral healthcare routine. Here are a few reasons why you want to talk with your orthodontist about invisible plastic mouthpieces (or invisalign) for your smile.

Brush and Floss without Difficulty

There are no brackets or wires that prevent you from brushing and flossing your teeth with clear mouthpieces, instead you just take out the clear trays when you're ready to care for your teeth. This makes it easy to keep the teeth clean and white, and to prevent cavities and staining. You can also take them out for meals, so you don't have food getting stuck and wrapped around the braces. You can easily clean the mouthpieces out as well with a cleanser or your toothbrush. 

Hide the Corrective Process

Clear plastic liners are difficult to notice if you don't know what you're looking for, and aren't a distraction like metal in the mouth. You can hide that you're having your smile fixed, and the pieces can come out when you're eating meals or on a date.

Avoid Painful Complications and Damages

Metal wires can come loose and poke through the mouth and cause pain and irritation. Metal brackets can come loose on the tooth and need to be fixed. The metal pieces aren't going to hurt or get damaged, and they are replaced over time as the teeth start to shift. You don't have to worry about getting injured by the pieces, or needing repairs that affect how your teeth are corrected.

If you don't fix any crowded teeth or spacing throughout your mouth, it could cause cavities, and it may become difficult for you to care for your teeth and gums like you need to so you can preserve your smile. Talk with your orthodontist to see how long it will take for you to have your smile corrected, and for you to see what other treatment options there are if clear plastic mouthpieces won't be suitable for your problems. Clear corrective mouthpieces will give you something to smile about again while you straighten your teeth.