Good dental hygiene is imperative, particularly if you are wearing braces. Dental hygiene during orthodontic treatment can prevent issues like cavities under the brackets and discoloration. To ensure that you or your child are cleaning your braces and teeth as you should, Dr. Ami Desai and our team are happy to over instruction and advice.
Rinsing & Brushing
You or your child should rinse your mouth about three to four times a day to loosen any food that might be caught in the braces. After rinsing, brush the teeth and braces meticulously. Food can easily become stuck in braces, so it is important to brush regularly.
We realize that flossing while wearing braces can be tough and that it takes longer than flossing without braces. However, we stress the importance of flossing your teeth at least once each day. If your child is wearing braces, you may want to help him or her floss. Flossing helps to keep the gums healthy by loosening and removing food particles and plaque at and under the gumline, and between the teeth.
Dental Hygiene on the Go
Even when you or your child are not in the comfort of your home, make sure proper dental hygiene is being practiced. You or your child should carry a toothbrush and toothpaste when you go to work or school to rinse and brush your teeth after lunch. When on vacation, make sure to practice efficient dental hygiene on the road.
For more information about dental hygiene and to schedule your next visit with our dentist in Suwanee, Georgia, contact Family Dentistry and Orthodontics at 770-232-2783 today.