It is always important to keep teeth clean, and this is increasingly true when braces are involved. In short, with braces food simply has more places to become lodged. Braces make it more challenging to remove debris and food, thus increasing the chances of cavities and other dental problems. Swollen gums, cavities and the discoloration of teeth are all potentially possible when braces are not maintained in the cleanest condition possible. Here are a few simple tips provided by Zara Dental to help kids keep their braces clean.
- While there are many types of floss available today, including floss that is designed specifically for those with braces, one thing is certain and that is that frequent flossing is important especially when braces are involved. Flossing where braces are present typically takes extra effort but it is well worth the trouble to ensure that teeth remain completely clean and free of cavities.
- When brushing, it is smart to take the time to brush each tooth individually. This can pay off in the long run because it ensures that each tooth will be properly cleaned even with braces as an obstruction. Working the brush at different angles and from different directions can help to ensure a complete cleaning when braces make it more difficult to clean teeth.
- While a strict home regiment of cleaning teeth where braces have been installed is one of the most important aspects of dental care, visiting a dentist on a regular basis is equally as important. Regular and routine checkups and professional cleanings ensure that your teeth will remain healthy and strong even through the long process of wearing braces.
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