Proper Oral Health for Braces

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While your smile is in the process of being realigned, it is all the more important to take good care of your teeth and braces. That’s because if you keep them in the right shape, you’ll likely avoid any mishaps that would lead to extended alignment treatment and future dental issues. Here are a few recommendations:

-Make sure to keep up your oral hygiene routine. This is essential. If you don’t harmful particles such as food and plaque can get trapped in the small spaces of your braces or teeth and can create tooth decay, enamel erosion, stains, or even gum disease. Please brush your teeth twice a day and floss every evening. For the best results, we also recommend that you end your nightly bedtime routine rinsing your mouth with mouthwash.

-Avoid eating foods that can hurt your braces and smile. Starchy, sugary, chewy, and sticky foods can all endorse cavities, break brackets and wires, and support other oral health and appliance issues.

-Protect your teeth and appliances. If you partake in contact sports or high-risk adventures, it’s important to protect your mouth with a mouth guard. If you do wear a mouth guard, your teeth, tongue, cheeks, lips, and braces can be protected from the hard, forceful objects that hit them.

If you use these tips and do as Dr. Destiny Rockwood and our orthodontic team say, you’ll be on the right track toward the amazing oral health and smile that you deserve. For more information and details about how to take care of your teeth and braces, please phone our office at 801-571-6751 now. We are happy to help.