Have Braces? Getting Braces? Here’s What You Should Avoid

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

Have Braces? Getting Braces? Here’s What You Should Avoid
Have Braces? Getting Braces? Here’s What You Should Avoid

If you’re getting braces soon or if you’re currently undergoing orthodontic treatment at HGS Ortho, your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, there’s a few things you should definitively avoid during your treatment – and things you should be sure to do.

Avoid Soda, Pop & Sugary Drinks

Flavoured drinks contain a considerable amount of sugar which feeds the bacteria in your mouth and creates a type of acid that attacks and erodes your enamel. Your teeth may be subject to an ‘acid attack’ for more than 20 minutes – during which time your teeth become more brittle and likely to chip or crack over time.

Take Care of Your Teeth

Weakened enamel usually makes your teeth more prone to cavities. If you find it difficult to give up sugary drinks altogether, take precautions against enamel erosion and cavities by sipping through a straw and rinsing your mouth immediately after with water.

Practice Correct Oral Health Care

Whether your have clear braces or Invisalign invisible aligners, it’s extremely important to practice correct oral health care and floss at least once a day and brush your teeth with a toothpaste recommended by your dentist or by your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, HGS Ortho.

Contact us if you have any questions about how to care for your teeth during orthodontic treatment or if you would like to book an appointment.

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