Seeking orthodontic treatment is a great way to make sure your oral health is in good shape. However, there are other factors that affect the status of healthy teeth. Brushing, flossing and eating habits are just as important.
When treating your teeth Dr. Kelly and his team want to be sure they are working with healthy teeth...and developing healthy habits start at a young age.
Did you know that the baby teeth that appear in the first 3 years of a child's life have been there since birth, in the baby’s jawbones? Those baby teeth are key for chewing, speaking and appearance. They also hold space in the jaws for upcoming adult teeth. Even though they fall out, baby teeth are important and you need to take good care of them.
In an effort to help Keep Kids' Mouth's Healthy, The Ad Council has started the 2min2x Children's Oral Health Campaign. For healthier teeth, good breath and fewer cavities kids need to remember to brush their teeth for 2 minutes, twice a day. Adopting these healthy brushing habits can help save children from a lifetime of tooth pain.
Helpful Brushing Tips
- Brush with a fluoride toothpaste.
- Place the toothbrush at an angle against the gums.
- Make sure to move the toothbrush back and forth, gently, in short strokes.
- Brush the tongue to remove germs and freshen breath.
...For more tips please visit 2min2x.org
At Kelly Orthodontics we care about the overall oral health of all of our patients. If you have any questions about your oral health, please contact our St. Charles office today.