Clean Your Teeth With Care While In Braces

WE’RE SO PLEASED WITH THE PROGRESS YOU’RE MAKING WITH YOUR BRACES! Underneath all that metal, your pearly whites are moving—and inching you ever closer each day toward an absolutely fantastic smile! Wouldn’t it be a shame, if after they come off, you had a bunch of cavities under there!? That would be awful!

So, don’t let that happen.

All that gadgetry in your mouth—from the springs and the wires to the rubber bands and spacers—can attract food AND plaque.  We want to remind you how important it is to brush properly and to use floss and/or mouthwash. When plaque is left behind on your teeth and around your braces it can cause your gums to swell, your teeth to become discolored, chronic bad breath and even (sometimes) cavities.

Cleaning Your Braces The Right Way Is A Chore, But It’s Worth It

Millions and millions of people wear braces. Pay attention to details when caring for your teeth! While it requires spending a little more effort before bedtime… In the long run it WILL be worth it.

We’ve already talked with you about the do’s and don’ts. Here are a couple little reminders: There are foods you should probably just avoid including taffy, caramels, and hard nuts. And don’t chew ice or bubble gum. Be careful with things that are hard to bite like bagels and apples.

Take a minute to learn from this video created by the good folks at Howcast:

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We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit!