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How to maintain Oral Hygiene – A Few Tips

September 3, 2018

How to maintain Oral Hygiene – A Few Tips

For everyone, having good oral hygiene is essential, especially when you have dental braces, it becomes even more relevant. During brace treatment, it is essential to keep braces clean and hygienic. Without proper care, the entire effort would be in vain and it can prolong the treatment process. Poor brushing skills and improper care can lead to white spots on teeth, elevate tooth decay and gum issues. But you have worn the damon braces for a dazzling and bright smile, right? Then follow these tips to guarantee you are on the right track. You do not want to make any mistakes or fault that can delay your treatment process.

Brush Your Teeth

You should brush your teeth twice every day, especially after each heavy meal. Before bedtime also make sure to clean your mouth and brush your teeth. Food remnants overnight in teeth are the major reason for germ buildup and plaque growth. It will cause pain, bad odor, spots or stains, cavities etc. Overnight in teeth, a chemical process takes place that will alleviate tooth decay. You should change your toothbrush in every six months as braces generally traumatize the bristles of a toothbrush.

Interdental Brushing

An interdental brush is a smaller brush that cleans space between two teeth carefully and completely. This brush is gentle on gums and braces and can easily reach the places where a normal and regular toothbrush cannot.

Regular Flossing

When you are wearing damon braces, make sure to floss your teeth every day. This is quite effective in removing plaque but braces can make using floss a little difficult. Therefore, you can use a floss hand tool to do it.

Rinse Everyday

After washing and flossing your teeth, rinse your mouth properly with clean water. If your doctor suggests it, you can also use a mouth cleaner. It will stop inflammation and gum disease.

Check It

Always brush and floss in front of a mirror. You will come to know if everything is done correctly or not.

Damon braces usually make oral treatment a lot easier but it will work even better when you are a conscious and obedient patient. They need your additional time to take care of them. If you are ready to wear braces for a wonderful smile, contact Orthodontic Arts today.

** Disclaimer: The above post is not intended to be medical advice or create a relationship between doctor and patient.