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If you were surprised when your orthodontist, Dr. Phil Santucci, told you to keep up with your dental checkups when you have braces, then our orthodontic team is happy to tell you why this is strongly recommended. Even though you visit with us regularly for adjustment appointments, we don’t have the cleaning tools and techniques needed to keep your smile healthy and strong. So, you need to visit your dental team regularly. There are also additional reasons why you should keep up with your checkups, like:

Dental checkups keep your oral health in top-notch condition. The cleaning treatment provided removes the plaque and tartar from the surfaces of your teeth and helps you prevent dental issues like tooth decay and gum disease. There is also a fluoride treatment that strengthens your tooth enamel and helps you prevent enamel erosion.

Dental checkups help you treat any dental issues found. Your dentist will thoroughly examine your entire mouth, even your throat, for signs of dental and health problems. If a problem is identified, then your dentist will take the steps needed to restore your oral health as well as keep your smile and orthodontic process in mind.

For more information and details about dental checkups and braces in Phoenix, Arizona, please reach out to Santucci Orthodontics at 480-948-8618. Our orthodontic team is happy to assist you, just contact us today!