How to Keep Your Braces Clean 

Getting your braces in Pompano Beach is just the start of your journey towards achieving a healthy mouth. Did you know that part of your responsibility to maintain your oral health is keeping your mouth clean? 

Keeping your teeth and gums clean daily can be a real challenge for braces wearers. Unfortunately, you have no choice but to make certain sacrifices. Part of that sacrifice is to ensure that you keep your braces clean at all times.  

People with braces are more prone to develop oral health problems like tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease because bacteria and plaque accumulate around the brackets and wires. Not to worry because once you get the hang of it, cleaning will be a breeze.  

 

close up of braces Pompano Beach with stainless brackets and purple rubber bands

How to Clean Your Braces 

Brush Your Teeth Thoroughly 

Since traditional metal braces are attached to the front side of your teeth they can make cleaning a bit more difficult.  

When you brush, take your time and pay extra attention to the areas that you normally miss because that’s where food particles and bacteria hide.  

Don’t be in a hurry. Follow the two-minute rule, twice a day. We also recommend you invest in an interdental toothbrush for a more thorough clean.  

Floss Once Daily 

Flossing once a day isn’t too much to ask but a lot of people skip flossing because they find it challenging especially with braces. But, flossing is one of the secrets to a healthy mouth!  

Correcting misalignment is useless if your teeth are decayed and damaged. So, to keep them in great shape you must exert some effort and learn the techniques of flossing with braces. Don’t worry, sooner or later you’ll be able to master it!  

 

flossing while wearing Braces Pompano Beach

Are Your Braces in Pompano Beach Clean? 

Do you need more help keeping your braces clean? We’re happy to assist you! 

At Park Plaza Dental, we provide orthodontic treatments to help close tooth gaps, crooked, and crowded teeth. We also offer patient education to teach you ways to keep your oral health in tiptop shape. Give us a call to learn more about our services.  

Are You Looking for Dental Care in Pompano Beach?

If you have any questions about the services we offer, don’t hesitate to call Park Plaza Dental. Our team is here to make your next appointment a comfortable and productive one.