How to Avoid Staining Cavities During Braces Treatment
Posted on 2/21/2022 by Dr. Saklofsky
It is crucial to take care of your teeth every day to eliminate cavities and decay, especially when wearing braces. Braces usually make it hard to reach all parts of your teeth when you are cleaning but cleaning your teeth every day will ensure plaque does not build up around your teeth or braces. Here are some of the ways you can ensure teeth are not stained during braces treatment:
Brush After Every Meal
When you are wearing braces, food particles can easily stick into your teeth and braces. Because of this, plaque can quickly accumulate around your teeth, gums, and braces, which will eventually cause decay and gum issues. However, brushing will significantly help you prevent stains and other oral problems that can develop due to neglect.
Use a Good Toothbrush
A good toothbrush and other dental tools will help ensure your teeth are free from any stains. An electric brush is highly recommended because bristles can easily move to all parts of your mouth and teeth and make it easy for you to maintain your oral hygiene. Apart from that, your dentist may recommend you get a mouthwash to ensure all bacteria in your mouth are eliminated.
Flossing Will Also Help to Eliminate the Stains
Flossing your teeth is necessary when you have braces. This is because food tends to stick between your teeth and braces. The best part is that flossing can ensure all food debris is removed from your teeth, and in turn, it will prevent discolorations. If you do not know how to floss, your dentist will give you the steps of how to floss correctly.
Go for Regular Dental Visits
Regular dental visits are essential for ensuring your teeth are in good condition. Your dentist has special equipment to help clean your teeth and braces, which will remove stains.
Visit our dental clinic today to have your braces inspected, and teeth cleaned. Our experts know what is best for you and will ensure your oral health is maintained and improved.
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