How do I know if my child needs braces?
We can examine your child to determine if they need braces.
Do you have suggestions for brushing when you have braces?
Wearing braces means that you have to care for you teeth better than ever before. You need to brush more often and floss carefully to remove food particles after every meal and before you go to bed. It is also important to rinse your mouth if you are not able to brush after eating. It is also helpful to use a floss threader to clean in between your teeth and a Waterpik to help clean your gum tissue.
Can drinking carbonated soft drinks harmful?
Yes. Soft drinks contain acid that is the primary cause weakening tooth enamel. If you drink soft drinks (sugar or sugar-free) regularly, you should do so in moderation. Consider healthy alternatives, such as water. For more information, ask our staff for Minnesota Dental Association's brochure on "Sip All Day, Get Tooth Decay" or go to their website at http://www.mndental.org