How to Avoid Staining Cavities During Braces Treatment
Posted on 12/5/2022 by Brandon Cooley
Ensuring that your teeth are clean and plaque-free is very vital to your oral health, even more so if you wear braces. Cleaning your teeth while wearing braces will require a more conscious effort on your part. Here are some of the steps you can take to reduce the risk of staining cavities during your orthodontic treatment.
Clean your teeth following every meal
Since braces are sure to trap food particles between your teeth, it is important that you make the time to clean them following each meal. By reducing the time the food particles linger on your teeth, you also reduce the risk of developing cavities. Use medium pressure to make sure that the bristles on your brush spread out to the surfaces between your tooth and the braces. Be sure to brush through the wires and brackets. Our team suggests that you buy a soft toothbrush and toothpaste that contains fluoride.
Regular visits to the dentist
This is another important precaution that is overlooked by some patients. Make sure you go in to see our team following their recommendations. If you are wearing Invisalign braces, you can take out the aligners to clean your teeth. Do not forget to take out the trays whenever you consume anything that is not water.
Flossing with braces is quite possible, in fact, it is highly recommended. There is floss that you can use towards this end and you can conveniently get them at a store or when you contact us.
Use a fluoride rinse
Once you are done flossing or brushing your teeth, there will probably be some leftover food particles still lingering on your teeth. Rinsing out your mouth with a fluoride rinse should wash them away. If one is unavailable to you, you can rinse with water as it is also a good alternative. If you are looking to get orthodontic treatment, reach out to our team.
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