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.
Call the Dental Barn in Hailsham East Sussex on 01323 325397 for further information or to make an appointment with one of our dentists or dental hygienists.