With or without braces, you should brush your teeth two to three times a day, especially after eating, floss daily and stay away from sugary foods in order to avoid tooth decay.
But those with braces need to “practice not good but exceptional oral hygiene,”
“Braces don’t cause cavities, but not brushing can,”
Because braces can collect food and plaque, you need to be extra careful about keeping your teeth clean.
Not looking after your teeth may permanently damage your teeth. You must follow instructions on home care to avoid:
- White spots and cavities
- Gum disease and red bleeding gums
- Brushing Properly
- Your tooth brush should have a small head and soft bristles.
- Brush in the morning and after dinner before going to bed.
- Brush thoroughly, at least 2 minutes.
- Use fluoride toothpaste.
- Brush from above and below the brackets and wires, in a circular motion , toth by tooth ,at an angle.
|When:||2 times per day and rinse after each meal.|
|With:||A soft-bristle Orthodontic toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste.|
Use a brush with a small amount of toothpaste. Use circular motions around the gum lines and the surfaces of your teeth, 10 Seconds on each tooth. At an angle, work bristles of brush over, under and past the wire that runs From one tooth to another. Then brush the chewing surfaces of your teeth and brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth as well. Rinse thoroughly.
one can use Proxa wide space brush for cleaning tooth surfaces behind braces ( seen in the picture) not easily accessible with routine brushing .
CONCENTRATE ON THE DANGER ZONE!
. . . The space between the bands or brackets and the gums!
|When:||At least 3 times a week|
|With:||Dental floss and floss threader.|
Insert floss into threader. Place threader between gums or under the wire. Floss using an up and down motion along the teeth. When you are finished look in the mirror to be sure your teeth and braces are shiny and your gums are firm. If your gums are sore and/or bleeding, rinse them with salt water. These problems will quickly disappear with proper oral hygiene.
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THE BETTER YOUR EFFORTS, THE BETTER YOUR RESULTS