After having braces for months, all you want is for your teeth to be free, we know. Even though you have graduated from braces, you still need to keep your teeth straight by wearing your retainer! Today we are going to remind you of why wearing your retainer is important to your dental health!
Keep Those Teeth Straight
Seriously! If you don’t wear your retainer after you have your braces removed, stubborn teeth have a tendency to move back to their original position. Wear your retainer in order to keep that beautiful smile you worked so hard to have!
Once you have paid to get braces, why let that money go to waste and let your teeth revert back to being out of line? If you keep wearing your retainer, you don’t have to spend the money later to fix it again!
At Progressive Family Dentistry we know that life can get a little hectic, but we encourage you to keep wearing those retainers and keep coming in for appointments! We love seeing those happy, bright, and amazing smiles!
The most important word for your dental health is 'prevention'. It is important because you are taking action to keep your teeth safe before they are in danger. That is the best way to keep them healthy as you age and participate in activities that may cause harm to your teeth. It is important to prevent damage to your teeth, and one way to do so is by using a fitted mouthguard!
For children, mouth guards can help prevent chipped teeth, cracked teeth, and even prevent teeth from being knocked out during team sports. From soccer to softball, a mouthguard can be what stands in the child’s way of an unscheduled dentist appointment!
An important aspect to a mouthguard is finding one that fits correctly, because if it doesn’t fit, it won’t protect you as well! To ensure your mouthguard fits properly, come down to Progressive Family Dentistry and have it custom-made! Tailored to your child’s teeth and mouth can be a wonderful way to prevent teeth injury while they participate in their chosen sport.
A custom-fitted mouth guard is also very important when considering a child who has braces. Ensuring the proper fit of the mouthguard will prevent pain and irritation of the braces, as well as a proper barrier between the metal braces and your child’s cheek and lips.
When you receive your custom mouthguard from Progressive Family Dentistry, we will go over the proper care techniques such as rinse before and after each use by brushing it like you would brush your teeth, bring it with you to your checkups to ensure it’s proper fit, never leave it in the hot sun or water, and check for wear and tear!
We can't wait to see you and fit you with your very own mouthguard!
The Progressive Team