Having braces is an exciting time in your life but can make for challenges in dental care for your teeth.
While you’re expectant of your future smile, you also need to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Though braces make your oral care routine more challenging, there are techniques and special tools you can use to keep your teeth clean and your breath minty-fresh.
1. Brush After Every Meal
It’s important to brush your teeth after every meal since food gets trapped more easily in braces. To boost your brushing routine, use special teeth pickers called “go-betweens“ that can deep clean your brackets and wires.
2. Use a Waterpik
Technological advances have made good oral hygiene even easier to achieve. By shooting out small but powerful jets of water onto your teeth, the Waterpik makes touch-up tooth cleaning incredibly easy and fast. It works much like “go-betweens” to eliminate food from the brackets and wires before they can trap bacteria.
3. Use Mouthwash
Mouthwash can act as an added support to brushing and flossing. You should use some mouthwash after you brush your teeth, especially at night. This will help slow down bacteria growth as you sleep.
4. Floss After Every Meal
Braces require more frequent cleaning than teeth without them. For the best results, floss after every meal to prevent plaque and bacteria growth. Flossing when you have braces can be a tedious process, but specially-made flossers and floss threaders can make the process much easier.
Wishing You a Beautiful Smile
If you want to know more about caring for your braces or dental care for your teeth while wearing braces, consult our frequently asked questions. It’s also easy to schedule an appointment online anytime. We look forward to helping you achieve that smile you’ve always wanted!