October is National Orthodontic Health Month

brushing with bracesOctober is National Orthodontic Health Month.  If you or your child has braces, here are some helpful hints for this Halloween season:
1.  Stay away from sticky candy like caramels and licorice, jaw breakers, chewing gum and popcorn.
2. Brush and floss after every meal and snack.
3. Use a fluoride rinse and fluoride toothpaste.
4. Have your teeth cleaned 2 – 4 times a year to help prevent gum disease and cavities from forming.
If you have any questions about your dental health while you have braces, please ask the dentists at Dekamore Dental or contact your orthodontist.
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