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How To Care For Your Teeth If You Have Braces?

Posted on 9/19/2022 by Dr. John Abajian
How To Care For Your Teeth If You Have Braces?Suppose you are among the many people who have chosen to wear braces. Congratulations! You have taken a big step in improving your oral health. Braces can correct various dental problems and help you achieve a beautiful smile. However, it is vital to remember proper care is essential if your braces work correctly and your teeth stay healthy. We will discuss how to care for your teeth if you have braces.

Brush Your Teeth After Every Meal

When you have a meal that includes anything other than water, it's time to brush your teeth. It will help to remove any food particles which may have become stuck in your braces and also help to avoid any staining on your teeth. If you cannot brush your teeth after a meal, rinse your mouth with water as this will also help remove any food particles. Using a soft-bristled toothbrush when you have braces is best, as this will be gentle on your gums and won't damage your brackets or wires.

Floss Daily Using Floss Threaders Or Flexible Flossers

Flossing involves using a small, flexible piece of thread to clean between your teeth. It's essential to floss daily, especially if you have braces, to remove plaque and food particles from around your gum line and between your teeth. If you have issues reaching certain areas with conventional floss, try using floss threaders or flexible flossers, which can help you get to those hard-to-reach spots.

Visit Your Dentist Regularly

It is essential to see your dentist regularly, even if you have braces. Your dentist can spot problems you may not be able to see and give your teeth a professional cleaning. For example, you may develop gum disease if you do not brush and floss properly. A dental cleaning will remove tartar (a hard deposit of plaque).

Visit our dental office for regular checkups. We offer complimentary braces consultations. Our team will develop a personalized treatment plan just for you.

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