Keeping your teeth clean while wearing braces helps avoid the increased risk of gum disease:
– Firstly, you should rinse your teeth with water to dislodge as many food particles as possible.
– Although it doesn’t matter whether you floss before or after brushing, dentists recommend flossing at the end of the day, to minimise plaque build-up while sleeping.
– Interdental brushes can help remove food trapped by brace wires.
“Your wires and brackets create extra areas for plaque and food particles to hide,
increasing your risk of gum disease while you’re getting your smile straightened.”
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