When wearing traditional braces, keeping your teeth and mouth clean can be a chore. The brackets are like magnets for food particles and bacteria so even though it’s tougher, keeping them clean is imperative to the overall health of your mouth. That’s why we are going to take a look at some ways that you can keep your teeth clean when wearing braces in North Lauderdale.
While standard oral hygiene practices call for brushing twice a day, with braces you want to brush at least four times a day. It is recommended that you brush after breakfast, lunch, dinner, and before bed. A soft-bristled or power toothbrush is going to be the best bet. It’s important to brush gently for two minutes, brushing around all parts of the brackets, teeth, gums, tongue, and roof of your mouth. After brushing, make sure to rinse with either water or mouthwash. This ensures that any pesky food particles that might have gotten stuck come out.
Using an interdental toothbrush can do wonders when it comes to keeping the wires of your braces clean. An interdental toothbrush can go underneath wires and around brackets to reach all those tough to reach places.
At TLC Dental, we want you to be happy with your smile. That’s why, for those that are looking to straighten theirs, we offer several different braces options. Contact us today to learn more or to request a reservation.