How To Practice Good Oral Hygiene With Braces

Braces are one of the best ways of correcting misaligned and crooked teeth. But, proper oral hygiene becomes difficult with braces, making braces wearers prone to many oral problems such as-gingivitis, tartar and demineralization. These dental problems if left untreated may lead to other serious problems; therefore, it is extremely important to practice good oral hygiene while wearing braces. So, here are some tips to take care of teeth with braces, brought to you by Ridgetop Dental International Pvt Ltd-the leading dental clinic Bangalore.

Brushing teeth with braces

Braces can attract food and plaque, which can stain teeth if not brushed away. Most orthodontists recommend brushing after every meal with fluoride toothpaste and carefully removing any food that may have gotten stuck in your braces. Brush gently but thoroughly. If your braces look clean and shiny and if you can see the edges of the brackets clearly, you’ve done it correctly.

Flossing teeth with braces

Daily flossing is especially important during the time that you wear braces because you’re more likely to have food particles trapped in the braces, bands and wires, which could increase your risk of a cavity if the food contains carbohydrates. Floss at least once a day. The floss needs to be pulled under the archwire. A floss threader facilitates this. Start by pulling floss through the threader. Then push the end of the floss threader under the archwire and pull the floss through. Pull the floss up between the teeth and gently move it up and down the side of both teeth. At last pull the floss out and repeat the above steps for all the teeth.

Rinsing teeth with braces

The best dentists in Bangalore recommend that if you wear braces, you should rinse your teeth every time you clean your teeth. Water is good, but if you begin to develop periodontal problems, then an antiseptic rinse should be used. An antiseptic dental rinse can help minor gum inflammations and irritations from orthodontic appliances.

You can achieve straighter and healthier teeth with braces but, lack of oral hygiene can cause your teeth to look bad instead of good. So, follow the tips mentioned above and visit your dentist in Indiranagar regularly for expert advice on dental care with braces.

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