Braces are a time-honored tradition of growing up. If you didn’t have to get braces in high school, you probably heard all about how lucky you were from your friends.
That’s where our team here at Gentle Family Dentistry & Orthodontics in Cedar City, Utah can help. We’re knowledgeable about oral health, and can make sure you’re able to keep your oral health in tip-top shape while wearing braces.
Wash and Floss
Mouthwash is a critical part of maintaining great oral health while wearing braces. As great as you are at brushing and flossing (which we’ll get into here in a moment) there’s still bacteria you can’t quite get rid of on your own..
Mouthwash use, though, eliminates the rest of the germs that can cause tooth decay and other issues. You only need to use mouthwash once a day to keep things in order.
You’ll also want to make sure you use flossers created just for cleaning around braces. Our staff can help you find the best products for this process.
Brush after eating
The biggest thing you can do to care for your teeth when wearing braces is to brush after every meal. That seems like a lot of work, but it’s not. Just a quick brush to get rid of the food trapped in your teeth, and you’re good to go!
Caring for your teeth while wearing braces isn’t as difficult as it may seem at first. If you have any other questions, please contact Dr. Sage White and Dr. Trevor White at 435-586-9991 today.