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Deep Cleaning Your Mouth with Braces

Brunette woman smiles with ceramic braces after deep cleaning her mouth

Whether you’ve just gotten braces or you’ve had them for months, you’ve probably come across some of the challenges that come with keeping your teeth healthy and clean while wearing braces. The following tips will help you care for your teeth and smile throughout the course of your orthodontic treatment.

  1. Regularly Brush, Floss & Rinse
  2. Establish a regular routine for cleaning your mouth and braces to take some of the stress out of remembering to do so each day. At a minimum, you should brush your teeth twice each day for two minutes each time, and floss every day. However, we also recommend rinsing your mouth with water or mouthwash after every meal or snack, as braces can trap bacteria and food particles and make it easier for plaque to develop. Drinking plenty of water during and after your meal will help rinse your teeth and wash away sticky food particles.

  3. Use the Right Tools
  4. Because braces change the way you care for your teeth, you may want have some specialized tools to help you handle the job. Many of our patients with braces enjoy swapping traditional dental floss for a water flosser, and a regular toothbrush for an electric toothbrush. However, low-tech options are okay too: floss threaders are a cheap and excellent way to floss with braces and interdental brushes help clean around the brackets and wire.

  5. Don’t Forget About Professional Cleanings
  6. While superb oral hygiene at home can reduce your risk for developing cavities, gum disease, and other common dental maladies, there is no substitute for a professional dental cleaning. Visit your dentist every six months to deep clean around your braces. They’ll remove any accumulated plaque and tartar and help your teeth feel squeaky clean.

Reach Out to Our Orthodontic Team in Weatherford!

At Weatherford Braces, we use orthodontic treatment to deliver dramatic results for our patients. Whether you’re looking to correct gaps in teeth, crooked teeth, or other alignment issues, our team will come up with a treatment plan that fits your lifestyle and helps you meet your goals. To ask our team any additional questions about keeping your teeth clean with braces or to schedule an appointment at our Weatherford office, contact us today!

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