Caring for Central Incisors
The central incisors' prominent position in the mouth means that any discoloration, decay, or chips are especially noticeable. They're the first thing that's noticed when you smile, so no wonder you want to take care of them!
If you're a parent, you should clean your babies' first teeth as soon as they appear. You can brush them twice a day with a toothbrush made of extra soft bristles. This ensures that you clean your baby's teeth effectively while also taking the gentle care necessary for your baby's developing mouth.
Teens and adults should also maintain a regular oral care routine and visit their dental professional every six months. A rigorous oral care routine includes brushing your teeth twice a day, cleaning between your teeth with floss, a water flosser, or an interdental brush, and rinsing with mouthwash to wash away any remaining bacteria. If the central incisors are poorly positioned, discolored, or chipped, orthodontists and dentists can use braces, teeth whitening, veneers, and a range of other treatments to fix the problem and improve your smile.
A central incisor was probably the first tooth to erupt in your mouth when you were a baby. Beyond the cuteness, central incisors perform essential roles in your everyday life. From eating and speaking to maintaining your facial appearance and jaw position, it's critical to keep your central incisors and your child's central incisors clean and strong. We recommend taking care of your central incisors as best you can. And don't forget to communicate with your dental professional if you notice any urgent issues!