When it comes to straightening teeth, braces are often a good go-to. Most orthodontists and dental professionals recommend braces for kids to help ensure a straighter and healthier smile—but braces can also make it more difficult to properly clean teeth and gums as brackets and wires can get in the way. Adding a mouthwash to your daily hygiene routine can help improve the cleanliness of your mouth, fight bad breath, and prevent cavities in areas where it’s difficult to reach with a traditional toothbrush.
There are more options for braces now than ever before, speak to your dental professional to find the best treatment options for you:
Even without braces, your mouth can contain over 700 different strains of bacteria. The 2 types of plaque bacteria that can be the most detrimental to your teeth and gums are:
For braces wearers, brushing and flossing away the food particles, starches, and sugars that can lead to feed these types of plaque bacteria can be even harder to remove than for non-brace wearers. This can lead to:
Fortunately, stepping up your oral care routine to twice daily brushing with an electric toothbrush like the Oral-B iO will help remove the bacterial plaque from your teeth. Plus, floss specially designed to clean between teeth, brackets, and wires, like
Oral-B Super Floss can help remove more plaque buildup from hard to reach places especially between teeth where most plaque problems start. To further keep your teeth and gums in good condition try rinsing with a mouthwash to freshen your breath, prevent cavities, and keep your mouth clean.
Reinforce the strength of your teeth and help reveal a straighter, healthy smile once your braces come off by adding a mouthwash to your daily routine. Try swishing after every meal or especially before bed to help rinse away more food particles and control plaque growth.
When wearing braces, a complete oral care arsenal is important to help keep your teeth and gums in good condition. From the right rinse and floss, to fluoridated toothpaste and electric toothbrush equipped to cover all areas of the mouth, you’ll be better prepared to keep plaque bacteria from setting up shop in your mouth.
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