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As spring quickly approaches, you’re probably getting ready to spring clean your house. Well, as you make your plans, it’s best to include a spring clean for your braces. That’s right—you can spring clean your braces! In fact, spring cleaning your braces can help you have the top-notch appliance you need to reach the smile of your dreams. So, our orthodontists, Dr. Hamilton and Dr. Manuele, encourage you to spring clean your braces by doing the following things:

-Visit your dentist for a professional dental cleaning: A professional dental cleaning is the proper first step to spring cleaning your smile. This is because it deeply cleans your teeth and gums and removes the plaque, tartar and other harmful substances that can damage the smile. This can help you keep cavities and gum disease at bay, so make sure to call your dentist and schedule an appointment.

-Replace your toothbrush: It’s important to replace your toothbrush every three to four months or when the toothbrush bristles are worn down. Typically, when you brush with braces, the bristles get worn down quicker. So, if your toothbrush bristles are frayed, it’s time to replace the brush!

-Invest in a water flosser: A water flosser can help you spring clean your smile because it sprays a strong stream of water into the mouth and cleans the crevices. This can make flossing with braces much easier than flossing with dental floss. So, feel free to spring clean your smile with a water flosser.

Do you have questions about how to spring clean your braces in Las Vegas, Nevada? If so, please contact our office at 702-243-3300. Our orthodontic team will be more than happy to help you!