5 Ways to Keep a Healthy Mouth 0
Healthy diet and reducing sugar intake
Maintaining a balanced diet will enable you to keep a healthy mouth as the amount of sugar consumed can be reduced. Change sugar in your tea and coffee to sweetener or even better cut it out completely. Cut out snacking and just eat at meal times this will reduce the amount of acid attacks on your teeth and give your teeth chance to recover from the food you have just eaten.
Regular dental examinations
The frequency of your dental examination is governed by how healthy your mouth is and the risk of developing caries. By maintaining that your mouth is monitored by a professional on a regular basis it will ensure that you continue to maintain a healthy mouth. Your dentist will not only monitor your teeth but also the soft tissues in your mouth and possibly your head and neck. An accurate record is kept so that any underlying issues are reviewed accordingly.
How often should you see a Dentist or Orthodontist? 0
A dentist assesses, diagnoses and treats diseases and conditions in the mouth. They may also monitor the soft tissues of the face, checking for any abnormalities.
An orthodontist is initially trained as a dentist but has then gone onto specialise in orthodontics. An orthodontist, like those you'll find at Northenden House, treat irregularities in relation to your teeth and jaw.
What Happens If Your Brace Snaps? 0
If you have had fixed appliances fitted whether it be on the front of your teeth or behind your teeth then you will have been given wear and care instructions on the day they were fitted.
At this point we always advise to check your appliances daily to ensure nothing has come off and any additional items we may have added to the appliance are intact. Breakages can occur for a variety of reasons but the most common reason is that the patient has bitten into something they shouldn’t have.
How To Look After Your Invisalign 0
‘Invisalign’ is a form of clear aligner system that straightens your teeth gradually over a series of aligners. To create your aligner system we will scan your teeth with the ‘Itero’ intra oral scanner, which will then generate a computer generated preview showing you what the end result would look like. If you are happy with the simulation, your records are then sent to the ‘Invisalign’ technicians who create a ‘clin check’.
How To Look After Your Retainer 0
Congratulations you have now finished the active stage of your orthodontic treatment!
You will now be requested to wear retainers to maintain the current position of your teeth. A variety of retainers are used within orthodontic practice, however at Northenden House Orthodontics we generally use fixed retainers, vacuum formed retainers (Essix retainers) or Hawley retainers.