It’s September now, and the leaves have shifted their colours on the trees around us. Gone is the green, and along comes the yellow, orange and grey.
With the changing of seasons, we thought it appropriate to provide a few reminders to keep your teeth happy and healthy this season.
Orthodontic Autumn: Treat the candy aisle with care.
Halloween is right around the bend, and that means our grocery stores are going to be selling candy by the truckload. Nobody will tell you to not eat candy (even though sometimes we wish we could). Just treat the candy aisle with care. Chewy caramel and chocolate treats can be tough to clean out of your new braces, and can bring you more pain than pleasure if something gets stuck.
Orthodontic Autumn: End of the Year Insurance
If you have dental insurance, then that means you likely have a set amount of coverage that you can claim every year. Letting that coverage sit unused can really feel like a waste, after you have paid your dues so diligently all year long. Make an appointment now, and save yourself some frustration. There are a lot of procrastinators out there, and sometimes it’s hard to get to all of them on December 29th.
Orthodontic Autumn: New Toothbrush
It’s generally recommended to change your toothbrush every 3 months, so a change in season is as good a reminder as any. Keeping the same toothbrush for too long can allow bacteria to build up, which would negate the whole point of cleaning your teeth in the first place. Even if you disinfect your brush, the bristles can wear out. A new brush shouldn’t cost you more than 5 dollars. If you can afford it, you should get one.