Tony Cigno, Wisconsin family dentist, explains why it’s vital to brush correctly whenever you wear braces, even if it’s not easy.
Greenfield, WI — November 18, 2016 — Wisconsin Dentist Tony Cigno recently published an article titled, “Proper Brushing with Braces – It’s Not Necessarily Easy but It’s Oh So Important!”
As Dr. Cigno explains, if you have braces, there are likely few other times in your life when proper tooth brushing and dental care is so important. Although, he adds, it definitely isn’t easy. “The key,” he adds, “is knowing the right way to brush when you have braces on your teeth and knowing what to avoid too!”
Dr. Tony Cigno then goes on to give three key tips for brushing with braces and two bonus tips for braces care.
First, he instructs, be sure to use the right toothbrush for brushing with braces. There are manual and electric toothbrushes specifically made for people who are wearing braces.
Then, he discusses how to actually brush in the right way, cautioning that brushing harder is not always better. Primarily, because hard brushing puts the wearer at risk of knocking braces out of alignment or damaging brackets. Furthermore, brushing the teeth too hard while wearing braces can destroy cementum-the natural substance produced in the mouth and key to the effectiveness of braces.
Additionally, Dr. Cigno gives tips for flossing while wearing braces and advice for proper braces dental care.
The entire article can be found here: http://www.cignodental.com/proper-brushing-with-braces/
About Dr. Tony Cigno:
Dr. Antonio (Tony) Cigno has been practicing dentistry for 25 years. Dr. Cigno received a DMD from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. Dr. Cigno is also finishing a Fellowship and Mastership at the Academy of General Dentistry and has written several published articles. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and the International Association of Orthodontics. Dr. Cigno was Wisconsin’s very 1st and Premiere Provider of Fastbraces and one of 10 senior master affiliates in the world.
Committed to continuing education, Dr. Cigno has completed over 600 hours of additional courses in implant dentistry, orthodontics, endodontics, periodontics, fixed prosthodontics, myofascial pain/occlusion and operative dentistry. He also has another 400 hours in interpersonal communication training.