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Can I Get Dental Fillings with Braces?

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Young girl with yellow sweater and braces if flossing to prevent cavities

Braces will change a lot about your dental routine during the time you’re wearing them. They make brushing and flossing a little bit trickier, and they dictate what foods you can and can’t eat. But what if you need dental work while you have a mouth full of metal?

Fillings with Braces

Braces or no braces, if you have a cavity that needs filling, we’ll fill it. Ideally, you won’t need a filling while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Braces by no means make it impossible to fill a tooth, but they do make the job more of a challenge for your dentist. Braces make the mouth difficult to get around, and in some instances, a bracket may need to be removed in order to successfully complete the procedure.

Preventing Fillings

The best practice is to get any fillings taken care of before the orthodontic work starts. Or, better yet, avoid needing fillings altogether by preventing cavities. Here are our top tips for preventing cavities:

  • Brush your teeth at least twice a day with a fluoridated toothpaste–for a full two minutes each time!

  • Hit those hard to reach spaces between the teeth and under the gums by flossing daily.

  • Stay hydrated!

  • Eat a healthy diet low on sugary and starchy foods.

  • Visit your dentist twice a year every year for your routine cleaning and exam.

Comprehensive Dental Care in Edgewater, Maryland

Here at Edgewater Dental Arts, we’ve got everything you need to achieve and maintain a sterling smile. Our modern and comfortable office is equipped with the latest technologies, and our skilled team offers an array of services to suit each and every patient’s need, from simple preventative care to more complex restorative and cosmetic procedures. To learn more about our offerings or request to book an appointment, visit our website today!

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John Cutting, DMD is an Annapolis dentist experienced in all aspects of dentistry. He provides complete care from general dentistry to cosmetic and restorative dentistry in his conveniently located and comfortable office, Edgewater Dental Arts.