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Your Best Oral Hygiene With Braces By Plantation, FL’s Favorite Orthodontist

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Your Best Oral Hygiene With Braces By Plantation, FL’s Favorite Orthodontist

23 Aug 2015

No matter what type of braces you get, your oral hygiene habits will become infinitely more important during orthodontic treatment. Caring for and maintaining your braces along with your entire mouth can be the difference between having beautiful, healthy teeth after your braces come off or having de-calcification from bacterial build-up.

Brush Brush Brush

Your tooth brushing habits are important anyway, but brushing when you have braces is absolutely crucial. If you have braces that are attached to your teeth, the bacteria in your mouth have a number of new places to hide.

Brushing helps prevent a few things:
• Bacteria build-up
• De-calcification
• Gingivitis
• Cavities

Floss Like Never Before

Why Choose Orthodontist, Dr. Lucas? 12The spaces between your teeth can also serve as a great hiding spot for bacteria, which can eventually turn into cavities. Though the first few times flossing with braces may be a little uncomfortable, your gums will soon get stronger. As you continue, your gums will get healthier and you won’t have to worry about anything being in between your teeth to make them decay.

Not flossing regularly can lead to several problems over time:
• Receding gum line (this can eventually lead to losing teeth)
• Cavities between the teeth
• Decalcification
• Gum disease

To get the absolute most from your oral care regimen, you should floss, brush, and rinse your mouth with mouthwash.

You can find more info here: http://www.nature.com/bdj/journal/v197/n4/full/4811594a.html

Do You Want To Know More?

At Lucas Orthodontics, we strive to provide a consultative approach for every patient. We want you to fully understand your treatment options before any work has begun, so you are confident in your choice in your treatment and your choice in our practice.

When you are ready to learn more about you or your child’s smile transformation, click here to schedule your 100% Complimentary Lucas Orthodontics Smile Analysis ($250 value, completely free). We can’t wait to welcome you as a member of the Lucas Orthodontics Family.

What Our Patients Say

  • The best Orthodontist, assistants, and office staff! After two years wearing braces, they’re finally off! I’m so happy with the results, Doctor Lucas is truly amazing and knowledgeable, his staff are very patient and caring, definitely highly recommend!!!!

    - Andy H.
  • My experience here has always been amazing. This is my 2nd time getting braces with them due to not wearing my retainer. I was very pleased with my results the first time and am sure I will achieve the same beautiful smile a 2nd time. Glory at the front desk is very kind and helpful when checking you in and working you up. All the staff is very sweet and I love how clean and bright the facility is.

    - Victoria O.
  • I’ve have been coming to Lucas Orthodontics for almost 15 years. All three of my children have excellent smiles. The staff and Dr. Lucas are AMAZING to say the least. I highly recommend going there. Thank you so much!!!

    - Fior T.
  • Dr. Lucas is very good and his staff was very attentive and caring. They showed patience and kindness to my son. They made him feel safe and comfortable through a very uncomfortable procedure. Thank you!

    - Michelle R.

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