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Straight, properly aligned teeth are some of the hallmarks of a conventionally beautiful smile. For many people, achieving that sort of smile means getting braces. While your orthodontist is the star of the show when it comes to working the braces end of things, your dentist is one of your other best allies when it comes to making sure your smile is truly beautiful the whole time. It’s arguably more important than ever for you to keep your dental appointments.

Cleanliness Matters

Teeth that are straight and in their proper alignment are easier to keep clean and healthy. That’s the main point of having braces. Still, the fact remains that having braces actually makes you more susceptible to developing tooth decay in the meantime. That’s because braces create all sorts of new places where food particles can get stuck and for plaque to develop. Combine that with the added difficulty in making sure you clean everything thoroughly, and you can see why it’s more important than ever to have your teeth professionally cleaned.

A Matter of Thoroughness

You can be as thorough as possible when you clean your teeth yourself (and you should be), but it’s still not going to be the same as a professional cleaning done by our team at South Temple Dental. That’s because we have the tools to clean your teeth even better than a toothbrush and floss can. We can take care of any plaque or tartar that has developed so they can’t hurt your teeth anymore. On top of that, we’re able to see things that you can’t, simply because you can’t easily get the same angle of vision on yourself that we can.

A Thoroughly Beautiful Smile

Would it surprise you to hear that some people have discolored teeth after their braces are removed? Sometimes people develop white decalcification spots around their braces where the enamel has become demineralized. These spots are permanent and won’t go away. Once they’ve developed, the only thing you can really do is whiten your teeth to match them. Prevention is hands down the best thing you can do here. If you want a thoroughly beautiful smile, your teeth must be thoroughly cleaned twice a day, every day, and you need to attend your dental appointments so we can remove plaque and tartar.

If you want to have a beautiful smile when your braces come off, it’s crucial that you attend your dental appointments regularly. We’re your best allies when it comes to making sure your teeth are thoroughly cleaned and kept healthy your whole life, especially while you have your braces. 

Schedule your next dental cleaning with us today to protect the health of your teeth.