Braces give you the opportunity to have beautiful, straight teeth and smile you can be proud of. You must work with your dentist and orthodontist to make sure that this orthodontic process is the success that you envision. Keeping your teeth, gums, and oral tissues is a big concern when it comes to having braces. You want to make sure that you have a bright white smile after you get your braces off.
Luckily, there a few small things you can do every day to make sure that you are successful. Read more about three tips for caring for your teeth while you have braces.
Limit your intake of teeth staining beverages and use a straw.
A very real concern when it comes to braces is keeping your smile white and the coloration of your teeth even after you get your braces off. You should limit your intake of teeth staining beverages such as soda, dark tea, and coffee while you have braces in order to keep your smile bright.
Moderation is key when it comes to enjoying these beverages. When you do decide to drink them, make sure that you do so with a drinking straw. This allows you to fully enjoy their flavor without letting them come into contact with your teeth, thus eliminating their ability to stain them.
Supplement your oral hygiene routine with oral irrigation.
When you first get braces, you might have a difficult time flossing between your brackets. Even so, flossing is still an important way to combat tooth decay and gum disease. You can turn to oral irrigation to help supplement your oral hygiene routine until you can comfortably floss again. Oral irrigation consists of using a water pick to direct a gentle stream of water from your sink into your mouth. The stream of water removes pieces of food lodged between your gums and teeth.
Drink water after every snack and meal to reduce tooth decay.
Your dentist and orthodontist both recommend brushing and flossing after every meal; however, it can be hard to remember to do that or to find the time.
The next best thing that you can do is drink a glass of water after every meal and snack. This reduces the amount of sugar and acid residues that cling to your teeth. Bad bacteria in your mouth then has less material to bind with to form plaque. Drinking water after you eat also freshens your breath.
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