Tooth brushing tips for braces
At Inline Orthodontics, we aim to give every one of our patients the opportunity to achieve the beautiful smile that they deserve. We aim to accomplish this through our high-quality orthodontic treatments, including many types of braces. However, attaining a great smile requires more than just orthodontic treatment – it requires a constant commitment to oral hygiene. If you happen to be wearing braces, here are some proper oral hygiene tips we suggest to keep your mouth as healthy as it can be.
BRUSH THREE TIMES A DAY
Good oral hygiene is extremely important when undergoing orthodontic treatment. We recommend brushing three times a day in order to prevent any tooth decay or gingivitis from occurring. Braces offer plenty of small areas for food and plaque to get trapped in and can cause problems such as gingivitis, white spots or tooth decay. We recommend brushing once after every meal and again before going to bed.
REMEMBER TO FLOSS TOO
Just like how food can get trapped in your braces, food can get trapped between your teeth as well. While it may be tricky to get used to flossing while wearing braces, it’s still vital to remember to floss daily or to use interdental brushes such as piksters.
TAKE A TOOTH BRUSH KIT WITH YOU
In case you happen to eat a meal while you’re in school, work, or elsewhere, we suggest bringing a tooth brushing kit with you so that you can brush when your away from home. This tooth brushing kit can consist of a toothbrush, toothpaste, piksters and floss so you’ll always be ready to clean your teeth when you’re away from home.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER
One of the healthiest things you can do for your mouth is drink plenty of water. Drinking water won’t just keep your mouth clean, but it will neutralize the acids in your mouth, prevent bad breath, and fight cavities. While many drinks are filled with sugar that will cause tooth decay (soft drinks, energy drinks, sports drinks, etc.), water is the safest and healthiest choice.
CONTACT INLINE ORTHODONTICS TODAY!
If you’re interested in scheduling a free initial consultation with us, feel free to give us a call at 07 34880002. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We can’t wait to see you and help you achieve the beautiful smile that you deserve!