The team of orthodontic experts at HGS Ortho, your Port Coquitlam orthodontist or your Richmond orthodontist, understands that it can be difficult to keep your teeth clean and healthy during orthodontic treatment. However, avoiding plaque during orthodontic treatment is easier than you think! Simply follow these tips below:
1. Visit your dentist regularly
It’s important not to neglect your oral health care while you undergo orthodontic treatment. We recommend getting regular cleanings at your dentist as often as recommend. If plaque builds on your teeth, it increases your chances of cavities and gum disease.
2. Don’t neglect brushing and flossing
Hold your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle and gently brush all the surface of your teeth. It’s important to floss to remove plaque from the hard-to-reach places between your teeth. If you’re not sure how to brush or floss while wearing braces, please contact your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, HGS ortho, and our team will be happy to show you the proper way to floss and brush your teeth during orthodontic treatment.
3. Choose healthy, brace-friendly foods
It’s important to eat healthy while you’re wearing braces. Choose your foods carefully – hard foods such as apples or cavity-causing candies should be avoided as much as possible. Be sure to clean your teeth thoroughly if you indulge in sweets to avoid cavities and gum disease!
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