Brushing Teeth with Braces

Brushing Teeth With Braces

Brushing Teeth with Braces

Brushing teeth with braces isn’t too different than brushing without braces. It’s still important to brush twice a day for least two minutes, and if possible brush after every meal to remove loose food from under brackets and wires. If brushing isn’t an option immediately after a meal, then rise your mouth out with water to help remove larger food particles. Use a soft bristle toothbrush or electric toothbrush and brush gently for two full minutes. Brush gently so you don’t damage the brackets or wire. You should replace your toothbrush every 3 months, or sooner if the brackets seem to make bristles wear down faster than usual. Remember to brush around all parts of the teeth, including the fronts, side, backs, and chewing surface. A toothbrush with rounded bristles works well for brushing braces, and fluoride toothpaste is always best, as it helps prevent tooth decay. Your orthodontist may also recommend a fluoride rinse to accompany proper brushing and flossing. This can help strengthen the teeth even more and keep them cavity-free throughout braces treatment. If would you like an appointment with us. Call at (281) 376-1101

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