Good Oral Hygiene Practices Will Prevent Tooth Decay with Braces

A consistent oral hygiene regimen is the first line of defense against tooth decay and other oral health conditions that can complicate the process of realigning your teeth with braces. If you do develop cavities on one or more teeth, it could alter the tension applied to your braces, and treatment could further delay the timetable required to achieve your... read more »

How Do I Take Care of My Oral Health and Braces While I Align My Smile?

Little did you know, it’s very important to take good care of your smile and braces while you align your smile. Otherwise, you can run into dental issues and delayed treatment time. So, it’s best to keep your teeth, gums, and appliance in tip-top shape so you can have a successful orthodontic treatment in North Bend, Washington. To help you... read more »

Embrace Your Future Oral Health by Caring for Your Braces Today

The decisions we make in life today, influence the outcomes of tomorrow. If we neglect our teeth today, damage to our oral health is much more likely later on. Some of our habits can have immediate effects on our teeth and gums. Our braces also require our care and attention. The more we can do to ensure braces can do... read more »

Special Oral Hygiene Tools Can Help Clean Hard-to-Reach Places Around Your Braces

Maintaining good oral health throughout the realignment process is essential for minimizing the amount of time you need to wear braces. Complications from poor oral hygiene and tooth decay can significantly increase the number of adjustment sessions needed to achieve your ideal smile. To help you clean in and around your braces, your orthodontist, Dr. Kirby Nelson, recommends trying these... read more »

Regular Adjustment Sessions Are a Critical Part of the Alignment Process

The metal brackets, wires and other assorted hardware on your braces are just the physical elements of the process needed to realign your teeth. In reality, it is the progressive yet modest tension applied to your braces and teeth that stretch the periodontal ligaments that hold each tooth in its socket. If you miss an adjustment session or if you... read more »

Common Oral Hygiene Tools that can Help Clean Your Braces

The new braces installed by Dr. Kirby Nelson represent a serious investment in adjusting your teeth for a more appealing smile and better functioning mouth. By keeping them clean as part of your daily oral hygiene routine, you help prevent issues with gum disease and tooth decay. Complications caused by these problems can increase the duration of time you need... read more »

All You Need to Know About Caring for Your Adult Smile

Did you know that your smile is still vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease, even though you’re an adult? Well, it’s true! And it’s very important for you to take good care of your smile on a regular basis. To help you do so, our Kirby Nelson Orthodontics team recommends that you do the following things: · Keep up... read more »

Which Toothpaste is Best for Your Smile?

We understand that finding the perfect toothpaste for your smile might be a little overwhelming. But, we are here to help you! There are four different toothpastes that can be beneficial for you, and those toothpastes are: Fluoride Toothpaste Fluoride toothpaste is one of the best options for your teeth. Not only will it clean your smile, but it will... read more »

The Guidelines of Brushing While You Have Braces

Taking care of braces can be very tedious and tiresome, especially while brushing your teeth, but we are here to help make brushing and oral hygiene much easier for you! Brushing and oral hygiene are very important when you have braces. If you refuse to take care of your smile throughout your treatment, the food particles and plaque can damage... read more »