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 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 https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-to-fight-plaque-while-wearing-braces/