Maintaining good oral hygiene

People’s teeth differ in size and shape depending on their position in the mouth. This allows different teeth to perform different functions. Teeth help us to break food into smaller particles and digest them comfortably. They also help us in making different sounds clearly. Lastly, teeth give shape to our face and bring out a healthy smile. To get best possible benefits of your teeth, it is important to give our teeth the best health and care on regular basis.

Effective orthodontic treatment and a hale and hearty smile is the result of joint effort between you and your orthodontist. On your part, it is necessary that you keep you clean your teeth regularly and keep decent dental hygiene when you are using braces.

Maintaining Good Oral Hygiene While In Treatment

The main objective of oral hygiene is to take out yellowish biofilm that builds up on the teeth. Biofilms comprise populations of harmful bacteria and their unrestrained growth can lead to cavities and gum infection. With orthodontic braces, it becomes more difficult to perform oral cleanness. It may take a little extra effort and time on your part to keep your teeth clean.

  • Eat healthy food and avoid eating unhealthy nibbles in between regular meals, particularly the food with high carbohydrates content. This helps in restraining the growth of bacteria coating on your teeth. If possible, also try to control your consumption of sodas or energy drinks that can cause acidity
  • It is difficult to brush your teeth while wearing braces, but it is still necessary to do it. You can begin by using a soft, multi-tufted Hold it at a 45-degree angle, and then use your brush on the area between gum and the braces in the same direction. Repeat the gesture through all the teeth.

  • Proper flossing while wearing braces can be hard, but not impossible. In place of traditional floss thread, you can use a distinct floss threader, or a water flosser to take out food particles stuck between your teeth
  • It is important to maintain good everyday hygiene schedule and visit your orthodontist or dentist on regular basis to keep track of complete oral health and hygiene.