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Oral care during braces

Oral Care During Braces

Oral care during braces

You are on your way to have a beautiful smile after braces. It can be tricky and complicated to follow proper oral care during braces, but it is usually easy with few adjustments.

How to do it-

• Use a good quality electric toothbrush on sensitive mode or a soft bristle tooth brush which is mild on your teeth and gums can work just fine.

• Don’t forget to invest in a good inter-dental brush / proxa brush, to clean underneath wires, around your braces and in between your teeth.

• To begin your oral care routine first remove all the removable orthodontic parts of braces like elastics and bands. Rinse your mouth thoroughly with water.

• Carefully start to brush your teeth, clean around wires and braces. Gently brush each wire from top to bottom around your upper and lower teeth.

• We recommend that your brush your teeth for at least 2 minutes twice a day. Furthermore to make it easier for you, divide your mouth in four parts and brush each part for 30 seconds.

• Finish by rinsing your mouth thoroughly and check if any food stuff is still stuck in between your teeth and braces.

• You can also finish your oral care routine by following up with a mouthwash of your choice.

• Avoid using whitening toothpaste to brush your teeth as it will only lighten the portion not covered by braces and you might end up with yellow patches on your teeth.

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