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5 Essentials For Cleaning Orthodontic Appliances On The Go!

May 16th, 2020

HuntleClean teeth are essential to successful orthodontics treatment. Whether you have braces or aligners, it is imperative to keep your teeth and appliances clean during treatment. Since you may not always be in the comfort of your home after meals, it would be prudent to keep these 5 cleaning aids in your locker, backpack, purse, or desk.

Here are a few necessities that Varghese Orthodontics recommends for cleaning on the go:

A Soft-bristle Toothbrush
Your teeth should always be clean before putting aligners back in your mouth after eating. A travel-sized toothbrush along with an interproximal brush will remove food between teeth, around brackets, and between the archwires and teeth.

Use a toothpaste with fluoride to strengthen your enamel during treatment.

Flossing is essential for cleaning between teeth, between the archwire and the teeth (especially if you are not using an interproximal brush), and under the gumline. Don’t forget your floss threaders if you have braces!

Use a water bottle to rinse your aligners and to swish any debris from your mouth after eating.

A Mirror or Cell Phone
Always do a post-brush check to make sure that you have removed all food debris from your brackets and teeth. You may also use your cell phone’s selfie option if a mirror is not available.

Do you feel like your smile could improve? We want to help. Our fun, patient-centered environment and personalized orthodontic care are designed to reveal your best smile. A great smile can inspire confidence and improve self-esteem. If you or your child needs orthodontic treatment, please contact Varghese Orthodontics at 630-907-9680. We have two convenient, state-of-the-art locations serving both Huntley and North Aurora. We provide free consultations and will give our patients customized treatment solutions. Please visit our website for more information. It’s all about your smile! Let’s connect!


Varghese Orthodontics and Toys for Tots

December 4th, 2012

Varghese Orthodontics is teaming up with the US Marine Corps and is a collection site for Toys for Tots.

The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The objectives of Toys for Tots are to help less fortunate children throughout the United States experience the joy of Christmas; to play an active role in the development of one of our nation’s most valuable resources – our children; to unite all members of local communities in a common cause for three months each year during the annual toy collection and distribution campaign; and to contribute to better communities in the future.

We have a collection box in our front lobby and have started collecting toys for the less fortunate. Thank you to our wonderful patients that donated so far. Any patient that brings in a new unwrapped toy will have their name entered into a drawing for something special themselves as our way of saying "Thank you".

Let's try and make this a wonderful Christmas for as many children as we can!

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