Maintaining a Healthy Smile When Wearing Braces

Braces are an effective method used by dentists to straighten teeth. However, cleaning your teeth while wearing traditional metal braces can be challenging. 

Along with following a healthy diet (which means limiting sugary foods), there are a few ways you can make the task a little easier.

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– Electric toothbrushes have smaller heads and clean your teeth more thoroughly so long as you replace the head once the bristles start to fray.

– A water flosser or floss threader are tools which make flossing much easier to manage while wearing braces.

– Using mouthwash, as well as careful cleaning, can help fight plaque; your dentist may suggest a suitable type for you.

It’s important to maintain your oral hygiene and keep your teeth and gums healthy while wearing braces. Once the braces come off, you’ll be proud of your beautiful, healthy smile.

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