DO YOU HAVE BRACES? Or does someone you love have braces? Underneath all that metal, your beautiful pearly whites are movingand, inching you ever closer each day toward an absolutely fantastic smile! Dr. Lee reminds us, Wouldnt it be a shame, if once those braces came off, you had a bunch of cavities under there!? That would be awful!
So, dont let that happen!
All the gadgetry in your mouthfrom the springs and the wires to the rubber bands and spacerscan attract food AND plaque. Dr. Lee and Dr.Meyrowitz, here atL&M Orthodontics,reminds each of us with braces, Its important to brush properly and to use floss and/or mouthwash per your orthodontists recommendations. When plaque is left behind on your teeth and around your braces it can cause your gums to swell, your teeth to become discolored, chronic bad breath and even (sometimes) cavities.
Cleaning Your Braces The Right Way Is A Chore, But Its Worth It!
Millions and millions of people wear braces. If youre one of them (or your child) be sure to take the time to pay attention to detail. While it requires spending a little more effort before bedtime…In the long run it WILL be worth it.
The purpose of todays post isnt to go over all the details of caring for teeth with braces. We just want to focus on cleaning them. Your orthodontist has likely already told you lots of dos and donts. But here are a couple little reminders: There are foods you should probably just avoidincluding taffy, caramels, and hard nuts. And dont chew ice or bubble gum. Be careful with things that are hard to bite like bagels and apples.
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