Braces are a great way to straighten your smile. Unfortunately, there can sometimes be a learning curve when it comes to taking care of your braces. Keeping your brackets clean will help to keep your mouth healthy during your orthodontic treatment. Best of all, it’s actually very simple to keep your braces clean. Keep reading to learn our top tips.
Choose the Right Foods and Beverages
One of the best ways to keep braces clean is to make sure you are eating and drinking the right things. Sticky foods like gummy candies can stick to the wires of your braces and are difficult to clean. Hard foods can also damage your braces. Braces can make it more challenging to keep the surfaces of your teeth clean, so it’s best to limit your intake of ingredients that cause tooth decay, such as processed sugar and soft drinks.
Brush and Floss Correctly
Of course, it’s okay to indulge in moderation. Brushing and flossing your teeth properly will help to limit tooth decay and keep your braces clean. Soft-bristle toothbrushes, dental floss, and interdental brushes are all important cleaning tools you should use. Have your orthodontist teach you how to properly brush and floss with your braces.
If you have questions about your braces or are ready to straighten your teeth, call Bayside Dental and Orthodontics today. Our team is here to help you get the smile you’ve always wanted.