Everyone at the Dr. Bita Orthodontics Group understands how difficult it can be to take care of your teeth. No matter what age you are, there are a million things to do, at seemingly all hours of the day. The last thing anyone ever seems to think about is their teeth. However, teeth are some of the most important parts of your body. Taking care of them is paramount. These are some tips the Dr. Bita Orthodontics Group put together to make it easier for anyone to have healthier teeth.
While orthodontic professionals are always glad to see their patients, their patients aren’t always glad to see them. That being said, frequent checkups are necessary. While flossing and brushing are critical, they can’t do everything. Regular checkups make it possible for the experts to head off any problems and stop them before they start. Better still, after a checkup, the dentist will figure out the best time to see you next. That way, you can just follow along with the professional’s advice.
Common Solutions for Hurting Jaws
It’s no fun when your teeth hurt. They aren’t like a problem with an arm or a knee, where you can just put ice on it and be done. Teeth require different approaches. Luckily, it’s possible to make your mouth and teeth feel better just using items that are around the home. For example, when your jaws are a little bit sore, rinsing with salt water can help. The Dr. Bita Orthodontics Group recommends warm salt water. Another possibility is to hold a warm washcloth against your jaws.
Pills for Teeth Pain
Sometimes, it seems like there’s a pill for everything. So, why not teeth? Dr. Bita Orthodontics Group recommends taking a non-aspirin pain reliever when teeth pain flares up. Acetaminophen is also an excellent choice. Be careful: this is not recommended should you have allergies to either product. It’s also important to keep in mind that these pills won’t take effect immediately: it’ll require a little bit of time for the pain relief to start.
The Right Foods for Orthodontics
Braces and the like are strong, but they can be damaged. Some foods can do active harm, even though they are delicious. Dr. Bita Orthodontics Group recommends not eating nuts, caramel, raw vegetables, ice, hard candy, pizza crusts – essentially anything that’s very crunchy, chewy, or sticky. Those kinds of foods can do real damage to braces. It’s better to go on a bit of a diet than it is to have to repair or replace broken braces.
An Orthodontics Group That Helps
Occasionally, braces do have issues. When you lose a separator, a bracket gets loose, or a wire is being just too irritating, the Dr. Bita Orthodontics Group is eager to help. There’s even an “after hours” option so that they can take care of their customers better. To make teeth happier and healthier (and by extension, the people who’s teeth they are) the best choice is Dr. Bita Orthodontics Group.