Caring For Braces
At Sayed Orthodontics, we strive to provide you with the most beautiful and healthy smile possible. An extremely important part of this wonderful process is good oral hygiene, and you are the most valuable player in this area. We have listed a few tips and products that will help you maintain a healthy smile during active orthodontic treatment which you will benefit from long after your braces come off.
Braces make it more difficult to brush and floss your teeth… however they also make the task much more important to carry out each day. Why? because braces trap food very easily, and this results in plaque formation. If plaque is not carefully and consistently removed from your teeth and from around your braces, you run the risk of developing gum disease, dental decay, enamel scarring, and bad breath. Plaque is a mixture of bacteria and food particles. Bacteria feeds on sugars and produces acids. The acids irritate your gums, erode the enamel on your teeth, and cause bad breath.
It is important to remove the plaque thoroughly and often. Then, when your braces come off, the teeth underneath will be healthy, strong, and visually appealing. Here are some tips to help you…