Brushing and flossing are the best way to make sure your smile stays healthy!
Maintaining a healthy smile while wearing braces is crucial. Food particles can adhere to teeth and braces, forming plaque over time. This can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and potential tooth loss. To prevent these issues, pay extra attention to your braces, teeth, and gums. Orthodontic treatment demands special care as food accumulates on teeth and appliances, potentially leading to plaque buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease.
Watch out for bleeding and swollen gums as signs of insufficient plaque removal, which can hinder the effectiveness of your treatment. Follow these guidelines for a healthy smile during orthodontic care: