Bloomingdale Dentist

When you have braces, it becomes even more important to take care of your oral hygiene. Keeping your mouth clean and healthy ensures that your braces have time to do their job without tooth decay interrupting the process. 

Although brackets and wires cover up some of your teeth’s surface, that doesn’t mean you should skip brushing and flossing. In fact, the metal provides more surface area for food to get caught in and plaque to build up on. Always be sure to brush your teeth twice a day, and more if you’ve eaten food that likes to get stuck.

In addition, flossing is vital to keeping your teeth at their best. Flossing can also catch bits of food that brushing misses. It’s even better at getting under the wires and loosening food particles there as well.

Make sure you’re rinsing your mouth out with water after every meal or snack, as stubborn food particles can get stuck easily in your orthodontic appliances.

Proper oral care is vital to making sure your braces can do their job effectively. If you have any questions, contact our office today.

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