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Maintaining Oral Hygiene with Braces: Tips for a Healthy Smile

Oral Hygiene with Braces

At Infinite Orthodontics, we understand the importance of maintaining excellent oral hygiene, especially when you have braces. While braces are an essential tool in achieving a beautiful smile, they require special care to ensure your teeth and gums stay healthy throughout your orthodontic treatment journey. Here are some tips to help you maintain optimal oral hygiene with braces:

Brush Regularly 

Make sure to brush your teeth after every meal and snack, using a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Pay special attention to brushing around the brackets and wires to remove any food particles that may get trapped.

Floss Daily

Flossing with braces can be a bit tricky, but it’s crucial for removing plaque and food debris from between your teeth and under the wires. Use a floss threader or special orthodontic floss to make the process easier.

Use Interdental Brushes

Interdental brushes are small, cone-shaped brushes that can help clean hard-to-reach areas around your braces and under the wires. Incorporate them into your daily oral hygiene routine for thorough cleaning.

Rinse with Mouthwash

Swishing with an antimicrobial mouthwash can help kill bacteria and prevent plaque buildup, keeping your mouth fresh and clean. Look for a mouthwash that is alcohol-free and approved for use with braces.

Avoid Sticky and Hard Foods

Certain foods, like caramel, chewing gum, and hard candies, can damage your braces or get stuck in them, leading to decay and other oral health issues. Stick to soft, braces-friendly foods and avoid anything too crunchy or sticky.

Attend Regular Check-ups

Don’t skip your orthodontic appointments! Regular check-ups with your orthodontist are essential for monitoring your progress and addressing any issues that may arise during treatment.

By following these tips and maintaining excellent oral hygiene habits, you can ensure that your smile stays healthy and beautiful throughout your orthodontic journey with Infinite Orthodontics.

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Ready to start your journey to a straighter, healthier smile? Schedule your appointment with Infinite Orthodontics today!

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Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns about your orthodontic treatment. We’re here to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is for educational and informational purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your orthodontist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding your orthodontic treatment or oral health.