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ORAL CARE ROUTINE FOR BRACES

Cleaning teeth with braces

When you add more things to the inside of your mouth, the new arrivals need cleaning too. Your brushing, flossing and rinsing routines become even more important. More than ever, getting that bacteria buildup removed before it turns into tartar is a necessity. You could end up with permanent marks of the white or brown variety on your tooth enamel if these opportunistic invaders aren’t evicted. To be a great braces cleaner, spend longer working on the front, back and chewing surfaces of your teeth in addition to brushing the braces themselves. It’s not about going much harder, but being more thorough.

After brushing and flossing, your mouthwash can come in especially handy. A liquid can reach those hard to reach places. If you vigorously swish an oral rinse around your mouth, you better your chances of making contact with all the most blocked, covered or hidden areas. You may even hit those spots you’re missing with your floss and toothbrush.