While it is true that your teeth are harder to see during your treatment, good oral hygiene is more important than ever. Not only will your teeth continue to accumulate plaque and tartar, but your dental work can also give these substances additional place to hide.
Your home care routine will change during your orthodontic treatment, but you will get the hang of it in no time!
- We will provide you with a list of foods that you should avoid while you are wearing braces. These foods may damage your dental work or get stuck in your braces.
- You should brush your teeth a minimum of three times each day. You should brush after every meal, and it is a good idea to brush between snacks.
- You should still floss every day. This can be challenging, but a floss threader or interdental brush can make this easier. This brush can also assist you with cleaning around the brackets and wires.
- You should rinse your mouth after you brush and floss.
Absolutely! In addition to your visits with our orthodontists, you should continue to schedule your regular cleanings and exams with your dentist and make an appointment if you develop a problem with your oral health.