It is important to maintain good oral hygiene during your treatment. Brushing and flossing are the best ways to prevent cavities and gum problems during your braces. Plaque and other substances tend to stick to the braces if not cleaned properly. Poor oral hygiene result in permanent white “spots” on the teeth. While in braces, continue to visit your family dentist for a cleaning every four to six months. Brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. We also recommend using your proxabrush to keep your braces and your teeth clean. In addition we also suggest that you use a fluoridated mouthwash, such as ACT 3%, and rinse before going to bed each night to further protect your teeth. It is important to remember that your diet is an important aspect of your oral hygiene. Avoid hard, sticky and chewy foods with your braces. Hard foods can break or damage wires and brackets. Sticky foods can get caught between brackets and wires. Please do not hesitate to ask any of our orthodontic assistants if you have any questions about proper oral hygiene.
Poor oral hygiene during ortho treatment.
Swollen gums, permanent white spots on teeth
Excellent oral hygiene during ortho treatment.
Healthy-looking gums and teeth
ORAL HYGIENE GRADING SHEET
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