Dental Care Tips for Every Stage of Life: At different times in your life, you may need specific dental treatment or may have specific dental concerns. At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we help South Florida patients of all ages get their best smiles. Aside from regular dental hygiene recommended for everyone by the ADA — brushing twice a day for two minutes’ time and cleaning between teeth once a day — let’s look at some other times you may need to take extra measures to keep your smile healthy and looking its best.
If you play a sport in school, for fun or professionally, your teeth may be at risk. Contact sports can cause damage to your face and mouth, and any sport that may result in a fall or a hit to the mouth can potentially cause tooth damage or tooth loss. To prevent damaging your teeth while playing sports in South Florida, the American Dental Association (ADA) recommends wearing a mouthguard to protect your teeth.
If you’re pregnant and experiencing morning sickness, the ADA recommends “rinsing with a teaspoon of baking soda mixed with water” in order to prevent stomach acid from eroding your tooth enamel. In addition to keeping up with brushing and flossing, and seeing your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings to prevent plaque buildup in your mouth, protecting your teeth from acid can help you prevent tooth decay and inflammation and stay healthy.
If you have crooked teeth or gaps between your teeth, at any age, this can be a concern. Many patients with crooked, crowded teeth don’t like the look of their smile, but crooked teeth and other orthodontic issues can cause problems with speech, biting, chewing, and can lead to headaches, jaw pain, and may even lead to tooth damage or tooth loss. You can correct these issues, however, through the use of braces. The ADA says: “Braces can help improve your smile and make your teeth straighter.”
At Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatment options for children, teens, and adult patients in the Miami area and across South Florida who wants straight smiles. Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces are the latest advancement in orthodontics and are available to patients at the offices of Dr. Maria Yazji. Insignia braces are custom-made to fit each patient’s needs, and the customized brackets and wires result in braces that are more precise and more comfortable than traditional braces, and treatment is usually shorter with Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces too.
If you want to fix your smile, make an appointment for a consultation at our office in Miami, Brickell, or Weston. Dr. Yazji will help you determine the treatment option that is best for you. Get a straight smile in Miami with Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces or another great treatment option from Dr. Maria Yazji Orthodontics. Dental Care Tips for Every Stage of Life.
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