• PIMM Wix Team

Good Oral Hygiene Is Extra-Important With Braces

And as someone who needs an orthodontist, your precise goal is to have him (or her) devise a treatment plan that will move your teeth so you end up with a beautiful beam. Poor oral hygiene when you’re not wearing braces can lead to oral and facial pain, gum disease and a variety of mouth infections, which is why poor oral hygiene when you are wearing braces will result in consequences that will likely be even worse.

At the office of Ortho Inc., our compassionate team of professionals are orthodontic experts and offer the highest quality care. We will examine every aspect of your dental alignment and discuss with you your treatment options. We utilize a variety of up-to-the-minute techniques and appliances that will make your treatment effective and more expedient.

After you get your braces on, keep in line with these practices. They’ll keep your teeth in good shape during treatment and ensure that your future smile is radiant.

Brush twice a day, and with a soft-bristled brush. Keep it up for at least two minutes, and use American Dental Association-approved fluoride toothpaste.

Floss every day. The stringy stuff removes plaque and food particles from places your toothbrush can’t always reach, such as under the gum line, in the crevices between teeth and where your teeth and appliance meet.

Replace your toothbrush often. Start using a new one every three or four months or when the bristles start to show wear.

See your dentist every four to five months for cleanings and exams. These visits are the most effective ways to clear away plaque and tartar, as well as detect a cavity in its early stage.

Limit your consumption of soda, coffee and alcohol. Too much can weaken enamel and cause tooth decay.

Take vitamins C and D. These nutrients help support the absorption of healthy mouth minerals such as calcium and phosphorous, which bolster the bone and gum tissue. Ask your orthodontist how much of a daily dose of each vitamin is right for you.

Don’t use cigarettes, vapes or smokeless tobacco. They can promote lasting damage to your teeth and gums, as well as spark oral cancer.

The office of Ortho Inc. is dedicated to providing expert and gentle care. To schedule an appointment, please contact us today. We look forward to finding out how we can help you!