KEEPING YOUR BRACES PRISTINE
Posted September 21, 2017
Keeping your teeth pristine while wearing braces can be a challenge. But it’s a challenge you can overcome. Don’t give up! Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics is here to support you, and that is why we have some tips for you.
First, keep up on brushing your teeth at least twice a day. Use a soft-bristled brush and fluoride toothpaste. After you’re done, you can use an interdental brush to clean the small crevices and spaces of your smile.
Second, floss regularly. You can use the special loop-shaped tool we gave you to thread the floss through the space between the tooth and wire. Once you have the floss in position, guide it between the teeth and rub it along each side of your teeth down to the gumline.
Third, visit your dentist for a checkup every six months. This is especially important when you have braces because you are increasingly at risk for the development of plaque and other harmful substances around your braces hardware, and there will be places that are difficult for you to reach at home. This appointment will allow your team to remove these particles and keep your teeth and gums in shape.
To learn more about how to take care of your braces in Las Vegas, Nevada, please call Hamilton & Manuele Orthodontics at 702-243-3300. We’re happy to help you!