Daily Dental Care for Those Wearing Braces

Article By Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  

No one likes getting a toothache but with proper regular care you won’t have to worry about it. That’s a question that orthodontists often get from those wearing braces.

“Will I have more problems with tooth decay while wearing braces?”

Tooth decay often begins in childhood and some people are more prone to this than others. In childhood, kids are not as likely as adults to brush and floss daily and more likely to eat candy, junk food and other foods that are bad for teeth.

Most studies show that when kids are taught good dental hygiene in childhood, they are more likely to enjoy healthy teeth and gums throughout their lifetime. Whether you got good teaching in childhood or not, there are a few basic things you can do to prevent tooth decay and keep your mouth and gums healthy, even while wearing braces.

Eat healthy

Our daily diet is now being connected to all sorts of illnesses such as obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease. The obvious damage can come from eating sticky, sugary foods. These types of foods should be avoided while you’re wearing braces.

Brush and floss often

Like it or not, you must brush and floss each day to keep teeth and gums in optimal health. Good habits are just as easy to form as bad ones. Get in the habit of brushing first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

Regular Dental Visits

You should have your teeth cleaned every six months. Don’t neglect cleanings simply because you’re wearing braces. Be careful to brush those back teeth.

Article written by Remarkable Smiles Orthodontics.  The staff at Remarkable Smiles cares about your good dental health. Dr. Mark Rashidi works to provide dental braces in mission viejo and dental braces in Irvine. His office serves surrounding cities including Lake Forest and Laguna Niguel.