Although wearing braces isn’t always the most comfortable experience, sometimes it’s necessary not just for aesthetic purposes but for different health issues as well.
Wearing braces can be a challenging experience and one of the most common problems among those who wear them is thinking about how to take good care of your teeth and keep good dental health. Dental cleaning with braces could be a challenging process and here are some tips and tricks on how to keep good oral health when wearing braces.
It seems like standard advice but brushing your teeth regularly is very important. When wearing braces, it’s not only your teeth that should be brushed regularly – there are special toothbrushes for braces which should be brushed regularly. Besides that, using a special toothbrush such as proxabrush could help to clean between individual brackets. This brush should be used on just two teeth at a time for extra clean effect.
Flossing should be kept in a dental cleaning routine even if you’re wearing braces. It could prevent plaque buildup and help in cleaning those places that are unreachable for regular brushes. This step is followed by the use of the antiseptic mouthwash that’ll help in destroying even more bacteria.
Brushing and flossing your teeth should be done regularly and in between meals to have the best possible results in dental care. Beside regular teeth cleaning there are some things people with braces could do to maintain good dental health. Keep a good diet full of proteins, fruits, and vegetables while avoiding sugary foods, colored drinks, and sticky foods.
Regular dentist and orthodontist checkups are extremely important to maintain oral health. There are some cleaning procedures that can’t be done at home and need to be done by professionals. While dentists can help in teeth cleaning and should be visited at least two times a year, an orthodontist will help in the process of correcting your teeth and should be visited as the orthodontist recommend.
It’s not easy maintaining good dental care while wearing braces, but all the effort will eventually pay off with minimal damage to your dental health.