Removing Plaque Under Dental Braces

Braces can make life difficult when it comes to keeping teeth clean and free from plaque. Regular cleaning by a dentist is important as food particles and bacteria can collect around the wires over time despite regular brushing and flossing. 

Recommended methods of keeping the teeth as clean and plaque-free as possible include using:

  • An electric toothbrush
  • Interdental cleaning brushes
  • Mouthwash

Mouthwash can be a particularly helpful addition to your oral care routine with braces and a fluoride-based mouthwash can also offer added protection against cavities. A full article on the challenges of cleaning around braces can be read at