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Taking Care of your Braces

You will need to up your game after getting your braces; your dental hygiene will have to improve immensely. From a young age, we often are taught how to brush our teeth at least once or twice a day. Having braces may make cleaning your teeth difficult, but for the sake of the fantastic results, you should have the motivation to do it.

You will need to up your game after getting your braces; your dental hygiene will have to improve immensely. From a young age, we often are taught how to brush our teeth at least once or twice a day. Having braces may make cleaning your teeth difficult, but for the sake of the fantastic results, you will have the motivation to do it.

Taking care of your teeth with braces will prevent tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease to mention a few. Food debris and bacteria may get stuck in the archwires and brackets causing even more dental problems than they were before. Keeping your teeth clean during the treatment should be your number one priority.

Below are some of the tips you can use to ensure your treatment is successful;

Watch what you eat

Having braces does not mean that your diet has to be boring. You need to know what you can eat and what you cannot eat. For you to attain the best results after your orthodontic treatment, avoid foods that are sticky (e.g. caramels), hard (e.g.porpcorns) or chewy as they cause damage to your braces. Let us briefly highlight a few foods that you can eat while under treatment;

1.    Fruits- Get fruits that soothe your gums such as strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. You should avoid hard fruits such as apples, and if need be cut them into small sizes to make it easier for you to bite.

2.    Seeds and nuts- Choose nut spreads such as peanut butter or grind your favourite nuts and seeds, and use them as toppings on your food or drink.

3.    Dairy products- They are rich in calcium, and we need them for healthy teeth. Dairy products are a perfect choice for braces wearers as most of them are soft and don’t necessarily require chewing.

4.    Meaty products- You can avoid such as much as possible since most of them are hard need a lot of chewing. Ensure that you make you eat tender and cut them into small sizes to make it easier for you.

Brushing and flossing

Everyone’s main aim while with braces is to have a successful and a clean finish, therefore, should thoroughly and regularly clean your teeth to avoid dental problems. While eating, food may get stuck around the tiny spaces in the braces and if not well cleaned may cause buildup resulting to plaque or even tooth decay. Below are some steps you should follow while cleaning your teeth;

1.    Get a soft bristle brush

2.    Begin with brushing the outer surface

3.    Follow with brushing the inside part

4.    Floss your teeth

5.    Gargle salt water or use a mouthwash

6.    Ensure that you change your toothbrush after every three months.

Regular orthodontic visits

It is critical to follow up with your orthodontist to gauge how well your treatment is going and identify any adjustments that need to be made.  Are you wondering where to get a professional orthodontist? Look no further!Dr. Normad Bach is waiting for you!

Taking care of your teeth with braces will prevent tooth decay, bad breath and gum disease to mention a few. Food debris and bacteria may get stuck in the archwires and brackets causing even more dental problems than they were before. Keeping your teeth clean during the treatment should be your number one priority.

Below are some of the tips you can use to ensure your treatment is successful;

Watch what you eat

Having braces does not mean that your diet has to be boring. You need to know what you can eat and what you cannot eat. For you to attain the best results after your orthodontic treatment, avoid foods that are sticky (e.g. caramels), hard (e.g.porpcorns) or chewy as they cause damage to your braces. Let us briefly highlight a few foods that you can eat while under treatment;

1.    Fruits- Get fruits that soothe your gums such as strawberries, blackberries and raspberries. You should avoid hard fruits such as apples, and if need be cut them into small sizes to make it easier for you to bite.

2.    Seeds and nuts- Choose nut spreads such as peanut butter or grind your favourite nuts and seeds, and use them as toppings on your food or drink.

3.    Dairy products- They are rich in calcium, and we need them for healthy teeth. Dairy products are a perfect choice for braces wearers as most of them are soft and don’t necessarily require chewing.

4.    Meaty products- You can avoid such as much as possible since most of them are hard need a lot of chewing. Ensure that you make you eat tender and cut them into small sizes to make it easier for you.

Brushing and flossing

Everyone’s main aim while with braces is to have a successful and a clean finish, therefore, should thoroughly and regularly clean your teeth to avoid dental problems. While eating, food may get stuck around the tiny spaces in the braces and if not well cleaned may cause buildup resulting to plaque or even tooth decay. Below are some steps you should follow while cleaning your teeth;

1.    Get a soft bristle brush

2.    Begin with brushing the outer surface

3.    Follow with brushing the inside part

4.    Floss your teeth

5.    Gargle salt water or use a mouthwash

6.    Ensure that you change your toothbrush after every three months.

Regular orthodontic visits

It is critical to follow up with your orthodontist to gauge how well your treatment is going and identify any adjustments that need to be made.  Are you wondering where to get a professional orthodontist? Look no further! Dr. Bach is waiting for you!