Necessary Tools When You Want Clean Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment
Posted on 5/29/2020 by First Impressions Orthodontics
If you've just had a set of orthodontic braces installed on your teeth, congratulations! You are one step closer to achieving a healthy and bright smile. Nevertheless, getting your braces installed is only one part of the equation when it comes to treating dental problems such as overcrowding and an uneven bite. In order to guarantee a successful treatment, you will need to ensure that your braces are properly cleaned and maintained regularly.
Maintaining good oral hygiene with braces, however, is quite a complicated task, which requires more involvement than cleaning regular teeth. This is because braces create numerous, tiny spaces that can easily trap food particles and provide perfect conditions for bacteria to thrive. Furthermore, braces make it difficult to access certain parts of the teeth and mouth, which can make cleaning your teeth very strenuous.
However, this does not mean it is impossible to thoroughly clean your teeth. With the right tools and a little patience, you can learn how to clean your teeth the right way. Here are some of the tools and products to use:
A Good Toothbrush and Toothpaste
The most basic tools that you need when cleaning your teeth with braces are a toothbrush and toothpaste. Ideally, you should brush your teeth in a circular motion and at different angles in order to access all the spots that are harder to access.
Ensure that you have a superfloss as this will allow you to floss underneath the brace wires much more easily. However, you are advised not to floss more than once a day.
Dental picks are very useful when it comes to cleaning underneath your brace wires. Fortunately, these tools come in a wide array of shapes and configurations, so try experimenting with different types to find one that works best for you.
Rinsing your mouth with a good mouthwash provides you with extra protection against tooth decay. It also helps to keep your breath fresh all day long.
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