Now that June is here, our team at Vickie Greenberg Orthodontics thought we’d tell you June is National Smile Month, and a good time to remind all our patients to practice good oral hygiene between your visits to our convenient Altadena office, as well as your general dentist to avoid cavities and gum disease, among other dental health issues.
That means you too, parents! After all, there’s more and more evidence that suggests folks with gum disease are more at risk for serious health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes and strokes. Below are a few simple steps you can take to improve your oral health so that you may celebrate National Smile Month for many, many years to come:
* Brush at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste. * Floss everyday to clean between your teeth and braces. * Reduce your intake of sugary foods and drinks during your orthodontic treatment * Visit your dentist regularly (every 6 months or as recommended by your dentist)!
If you have questions about any of these tips, we encourage you to give us a call, ask Dr. Greenberg during your next visit or ask us on Facebook!