Preventative Care and Wheaton Orthodontics
Preventative care is a crucial part of your mouth’s health. When you neglect to care for your teeth and gums regularly, you are putting yourself at risk for more severe problems. Some of these problems may have long term or permanent effects and could also impact more than your oral health. There are many forms of preventative care and a lot of those can be taken care of at home.
Brushing and flossing daily are the most obvious forms of home preventative care. Brushing in fact is the most important aspect of preventative care. This helps remove any debris from meals and helps freshen your breath. Flossing daily is also highly recommended. Flossing allows you to get into the places your toothbrush just can’t reach.
Another important step with preventative care is to visit your dentist twice a year for check-ups. This will allow them the opportunity to see if there are other issues that may be in need of addressing such as braces with our Wheaton orthodontics services. If you haven’t had a routine check-up for an extended period of time or are in need of scheduling a check-up, call us at Bauer & Bauer today at 630-665-5550.
Establish Good Oral Habits
Establishing good oral habits and a routine is imperative to your oral health and your overall health. It is especially important to establish these good habits in young children. Inform them on the importance of good oral hygiene and the detrimental effects of not maintaining your oral health. At the same time, you don’t want to frighten your child, especially when it comes time for their routine dental check-up.
Do not make a big deal of going to the dentist with your children. Dental anxiety can cause you and your child to avoid going to the dentist, potentially leading to more serious oral health issues in the future. Visiting the dentist every six months will help curb dental anxiety and will help prevent more severe issues that could make a dental visit, unpleasant.
Why Preventative Care is Important
Routine check-ups provide your dentist to also check and see if your teeth are in need of Wheaton orthodontics services. If orthodontist services are needed, then you will need to schedule a consultation about what our Wheaton orthodontics services are needed. The process will begin with a 3D x-ray.
This allows for the position of your teeth to be further evaluated to then take the best course of action on how to correct the positioning of your teeth. Diagnosis and planning your treatment help our Wheaton orthodontics services give you the best treatment plan possible.
Braces may be necessary after your Wheaton orthodontics consultation, but there’s no need to fear if you need braces. At Bauer & Bauer we offer and are proud to use Damon ® brackets. The brackets are passive and use less friction while moving your teeth. With Damon® brackets, the self-ligating technology also helps shorten the time you need your braces.
Preventative care, especially for children can help identify problems that can become far more severe if not treated in a timely fashion. If issues are discovered early on then, there is a high likelihood they will not need surgery later down the road. There are jaw and bite discrepancies that tooth movement alone can’t fix. In order to fix these problems, Wheaton orthodontics is used to prepare the jaws for surgical procedures to help properly place the jaw and correct the bite.
Invisalign Wheaton Orthodontics
Braces aren’t for you? You’re looking for a less noticeable option to correct your teeth? Well here at Bauer Smiles, Invisalign Wheaton is a part of our orthodontics services. There is an if with Invisalign and that is they are great at fixing minor crowding and rotating teeth. However, you will get most of the benefits of conventional braces with a much less noticeable tool. Another great thing about Invisalign is that they can be removed if needed.
The Benefits of Preventative Care
Having good dental hygiene can greatly reduce the risks of getting gingivitis, cavities, periodontitis and other oral health problems. Preventative care along with routine check-ups can help your dentist identify problems earlier on and recommend our Wheaton orthodontics services. Some other issues that can arise from poor dental hygiene are diabetes, heart disease, osteoporosis, respiratory disease and even cancer. So, preventive dental care actually does a lot for your overall health.
For more information on our preventative services and other dental services contact us today at 630-665-5550.