The only way to prevent plaque build up during an orthodontic treatment is by cleaning your teeth after every meal and snack.
At Garden Dental, we want you to have a perfect smile. If you also want this too, it’s important to have great oral hygiene habits. Below we have listed 6 tips for you to keep your teeth healthy:
Your teeth aren’t the only areas that collect bacteria. You should also gently brush your gums, tongue and the sides of your mouth. Brush your teeth and these areas after every meal or snack.
Fluoride helps make your enamel stronger. By brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste, you can replenish the minerals in your teeth and make it more resistant to acid.
With braces provide more surfaces for bacteria to grow. To deter this, use a proxabrush to clean between your brackets.
Kill bacteria by rinsing with a mouthwash after eating. It’s especially useful to rinse before bed so the mouthwash can do it’s job overnight.
Brushing is great for cleaning the surface of your teeth, but to get the most of your cleaning you’ll want to floss daily. Flossing helps remove food and particles that are trapped between your teeth. Make sure you floss behind your back teeth and against your teeth to pick up any unwanted particles. If you have braces, you a floss threader to get behind the wires.
Along with the first 5 tips, see your dentist regularly throughout your treatment for professional cleaning. Preventive dental work is the best way to keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright.