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Braces? Expanders? Keeping Your Teen's Teeth Healthy

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Oral health is still very important while wearing braces or an expander.
Air Date: 12/10/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Krol, MD
krol davidDr. David Krol, a pediatrician, is a Senior Program Officer for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation, David was an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Toledo College of Medicine.  He currently serves as the chair of the Section on Oral Health of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Braces? Expanders? Keeping Your Teen's Teeth Healthy
Brushing your teeth is the single most important thing you can do to ensure good oral health while wearing braces or using an expander.

Bacteria can live on every surface in your mouth, including your orthodontic appliances.

Properly flossing and brushing, and even using fluoride are important to the overall health of your teeth, but even more so if you have braces or use an expander.

Listen in as David Krol, MD, shares advice for keeping your child's teeth as healthy as possible while he or she goes through a dental correction procedure.
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