I want to take this opportunity to teach you guys and remember you about the importance on keeping your braces clean. As you may know, if you neglect your dental hygiene you are taking your chances to end up with gingivitis or other oral diseases that can lead up to teeth loss or decalcification. And this amaze me, because cleaning your teeth when using braces isn’t that hard at all, it just takes a little patience and dedication to do so.
Although it is understandable that at first when you get your braces on, brushing, flossing and all that jam will probably take 10 or so but as you keep doing it and repeating you’ll get so good at it probably that it will become a matter of seconds!
One of the first things to take in account right after getting braces is to get used to this, brushing and flossing it will be a little difficult due to the fact that the teeth and gums are going to be very sensitive. One simple trick to get through this is to just treat them very gentle and careful. You can even take a break from flossing for the first couple of weeks and wait to the sensitivity to go away.
How often should I clean my braces?
This is a question I get asked a lot by many patients that are new to braces and the answer is pretty easy. I suggest you should to brush your teeth at least twice a day, just as you would normally so without them. Don’t forget to brush them after every meal and to use some dental floss to keep them extra clean.
A huge advice is to keep your braces spotlessly clean is to get the help from some of the best dental products that you can find in the pharmacies in Los Algodones. Located in the US-Mexico border, they have unbeatable prices in dental care products.
And one of these great products is mouth wash. Use it to rinse and get rid of any food debris that occasionally gets stuck between your braces. It will be enough doing a rinse at least once a day and if you need an extra hand you can use a dental pick or a toothbrush but try to be careful when you pick between the wires in each bracket to avoid any damage.
Also you want to use small bits of toothpaste when brushing, this will help you to avoid doing any mess. As for the type of toothpaste, just go with regular toothpaste. Using whitening toothpaste will only clear your exposed teeth and when you get your braces off it will just look funny.
Having the proper brushing technique is a huge ally when cleaning your brace. The correct way to do it is to brush the brackets on each tooth stroking up and down and then side to side to cover the entire surface. Use the circular motion over each tooth to get that extra mile in coverage, especially when brushing the molars, tongue and cheeks.
When using dental floss you will need a lot of practice, because it is no easy task to do at first. Food residues tends to get stuck a lot so you will need to
floss at least twice a day too to ensure everything stays clean and healthy.
Another option if you suck at flossing it’s to use an oral irrigator, by having one in your cleaning repertoire and using it in your routine will be also help your gums immensely. Irrigators don’t cost too much now days and certainly add an extra when it comes to dental hygiene when using braces.
To finish, pay a visit to your dentist at least twice a year to get a regular evaluation and a nice cleaning. This is really important if you want your teeth to look perfectly white and healthy when you finish your braces treatment.
A really nice place to get top quality braces at a very cheap prices is at dentist in Los Algodones, in this picturesque border town between the US and Mexico you will find braces treatment with very low costs, but with high quality, and more!