Braces trap food. This promotes plaque formation which can lead to gum disease and cavities. With the daily use of effective oral hygiene techniques, plaque build-up can be limited. If you’re new to braces learning about caring for braces is very important. We offer one on one brushing and caring instructions the day the braces go on.
The foundation of good oral hygiene is effective brushing. This is done with a fluoride toothpaste and a soft bristled brush. Brushing should be done after every meal and snack and should be done slowly and carefully. When it comes to caring for braces, it is important to not only brush the braces but also brush both the inside and chewing surfaces of the teeth.