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Dr. Steven A. Fischman Orthodontics

Author: Keith Knowles

Don’t Be Afraid of the Dentist!

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An extraordinary person walks into any Doctors office with no apprehension. But, the rest of us may experience distress, especially at the dentist office. There is no reason to feel ashamed if you are overwhelmed by the thought of a dental visit, but it is important to understand the reasons you may experience this unease and try to overcome those jitters.

Regular visits to the dentist will help you maintain a good bite and oral health. Skipping regular visits will result in long-term ramifications. Tooth decay, gum disease and enamel loss are just some of the risks.
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Dr. Fischman’s Vacation Essential Suggestions for Braces!

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Dr Fischmans Vacation Essential Suggestions for BracesIf you are wearing braces or Invisalign, and are planning a vacation, the Fischman Orthodontics team would suggest that you put the following items together in your Fischman Orthodontics bag:

  • Toothpick, flosspick, or other interdental cleaners
  • Travel toothbrush
  • A water bottle or a mini bottle of mouth rinse
  • Orthodontic wax to help with discomfort from protruding wires
  • A small mirror for examining any possible issues in your mouth

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Why do I have to wear a retainer?

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RetainerIt is so exciting to graduate from braces. We call this phase retention. It’s just after you finish with braces or invisalign. This period is just as important as when the movement occurs. Following the directions laid out by Fischman Orthodontics will ensure that all the work done is not reversed.

Your retainer plays a key role in keeping your bones, gums and ligaments in place while they get accustomed to the new arrangement. Due to the long tissue memory of your gums, it is necessary to secure your teeth in one place to prevent them from reverting back to their former position is necessary. Dr. Fischman recommends that you wear your retainer as instructed, except when eating, drinking and flossing.

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