Keeping Your Pearly Whites White
Brushing and flossing your teeth is very important, especially when you have braces. If you do not practice good oral hygiene with braces, then you run the risk of having stains on your teeth when you get braces off…meaning the part of your tooth where the bracket was will be a different color than the rest of your teeth. Here are some tips to keeping your teeth clean while you have braces on.
ONE TOOTH AT A TIME
When you are brushing, make sure that you are getting each individual tooth. You want to show each tooth the attention that it deserves.
CHECK YOUR ANGLES
Make sure that you brush your teeth from different angles to ensure that you get the whole tooth.
BRUSH AFTER YOU EAT
If you brush after every meal then you do not have to worry about food getting stuck between your braces.
When you have braces, you don’t want to be caught unprepared. Keep a kit with you that has a toothbrush, floss, and wax so that if your wire breaks you won’t be in pain.
REMOVE THE BANDS
If you have rubber bands in your mouth, make sure that you take them out when you are brushing. You will be able to get a cleaner brush when you can open your mouth wide.
Regular floss does not work well for everyone. Some people find it easier to floss with a threader rather than regular floss. Experiment with what works best for you. Flossing needs to be a part of your regular habits so you need something that you are comfortable using.
When it comes to having braces, you need an orthodontist that you can trust. Call Griffiths & Simister Orthodontics—your Las Vegas orthodontist—today so that you can get the braces that you need.