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Did you know you still need to attend your dental checkups when you have braces? Well, it’s true, even though you visit your orthodontic team frequently. Your dental checkups deeply clean your teeth, gums and appliance and help you have the top-notch smile you deserve. They also help you prevent dental issues, so it’s important to attend your checkups every six months. When you visit your dental office, you can expect the following steps:

No. 1: Your dental team will welcome you to the office and do everything they can to make you feel comfortable. They will guide you to a dental chair where you will sit and lay the remainder of the appointment. If you have questions or concerns for your dental team, now is the time to address them.

No. 2: Your dental team will then take dental X-rays of your teeth, tooth roots and underlying bone. Dental X-rays are detailed pictures that show any dental problems that are not visible to the naked eye. Dental X-rays are completely safe.

No. 3: Your dental team will thoroughly clean your teeth, gums and appliance with special tools and techniques. They will remove the plaque, tartar and other harmful substances from your mouth to help you prevent tooth decay, gum disease and other dental issues. Your dentist will also thoroughly examine the smile to make sure everything is in tip-top shape. If needed, the team will give you the oral hygiene tips you need to have a cleaner smile.

Do you have any questions about dental checkups when you have braces in San Jose, California? If so, please contact Phan Orthodontics and schedule an appointment with our orthodontist, Dr. Derick Phan. All you need to do is dial 408.251.7901 and our orthodontic team will be more than happy to help you!