Keeping Your Teeth & Orthodontic Braces Clean

Over the past few weeks we’ve talked about the importance of regular check-up exams and dental cleanings. When it comes to keeping teeth and gums healthy; prevention is key and that means seeing your dental team routinely and practicing excellent home care.

But for patients who are wearing orthodontic braces, effective brushing and regular dental cleanings are even more important. Orthodontic braces trap food easily which promotes the formation of plaque. If plaque is not removed from tooth surfaces with brushing and flossing, damage to enamel can occur and gum tissue is irritated which can result in recession and gum disease.

Your dental hygienist uses specific equipment to effectively remove food debris and plaque around braces, so having more frequent dental cleanings during orthodontic treatment is recommended. Using an electric toothbrush with a small head can also make home care easier.

To find out how you can keep your teeth and braces shining bright, call Bite Dental today

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