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How To Care For Your Braces

Posted on 1/9/2023 by Evan
How To Care For Your BracesGetting braces can be an exciting experience! Not only do they help improve the appearance of your teeth, but they also give you an incredible feeling of accomplishment. However, it's important to remember that caring for your braces is essential for achieving the best possible results.

One thing you should do when you get your braces is to ask for advice from the dentist. The dentist will tell you the pros of keeping the braces clean and, in general, observing oral hygiene. Read more now to know how to care for your braces:

Brush Regularly

When wearing braces, it's a good idea to brush twice daily for two minutes each time. Pick a toothbrush with gentle bristles. After removing the rubber bands and other things that can get off, get to work.

Start on the top and gently brush in a circular motion across each tooth for two minutes. Move the brush below the wires as you touch to get everything above and below the braces. After performing this throughout the top teeth, switch to the bottom teeth and repeat. Also, ask the dentist to write down the types of toothbrushes to use when you have braces.

Floss And Use Mouthwash

It will help if you floss once per day in addition to brushing your teeth because a toothbrush won't go into all the small spaces between each tooth. Use a threader or other flossing tool to remove food particles that the toothbrush could have missed by getting in between each tooth.

After brushing and flossing, rinse with mouthwash to get to any tricky spots that might require extra care. Flossing with braces is different from flossing without braces. Therefore, you need to ask the dentist to show you the correct method to floss when you have braces. Call our dentist to learn how to care for your braces.
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