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How to Brush Your Teeth with Braces

Posted on 12/5/2022 by Evan
How to Brush Your Teeth with BracesBraces are used to rectify dental problems such as crooked or crowded teeth. They help to align your teeth and bring them into a more natural position. When you have braces, it is essential to brush all the surfaces of the teeth and braces. Spend two or more minutes brushing all the surfaces of your teeth and braces.

Brush after every Meal

When you have braces, food can collect on your teeth, and you need to brush to avoid a buildup of plaque and tartar. To minimize the risk of food particle accumulation, ensure you thoroughly brush your teeth after eating.

Swish your Mouth before Brushing

Swishing your mouth helps eliminate any food particles or debris stuck in your mouth. You can start by swishing to make the brushing process relatively easy. After the procedure, remove any detachable pieces and place them securely.

Brush with the Right Angles

The next step is to find the best angle to brush your teeth and braces. Hold your toothbrush at an angle of 45 degrees and slowly brush on the gum line. Adjust the toothbrush slowly so you can adequately shift the toothbrush, and gently brush the wire and under the brackets. Brush all the teeth and the inner and chewing surfaces.

Floss your Teeth

Flossing your teeth when your braces are in position can be pretty challenging, but it is recommended to ensure your dental health is outstanding. Ensure you are gentle when flossing to avoid injuring your gums.

Rinse your Mouth

You can use mouthwash to rinse your mouth. The mouthwash helps eliminate germs and any remaining food particles in your mouth. A good mouthwash should have antibacterial properties and help freshen your breath.

Properly brushing your brace helps to eliminate cavities and stains on your teeth. You can always talk to your dentist if you are still determining the correct procedure or product.

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