Keep your smile beautiful and clean with regular brushing and flossing. At the office of Dr. Brian A. Rinehart we always encourage patients to maintain a proper routine as food particles can accumulate in your braces, and over time, may turn into plaque. The resulting bacteria may lead to tooth decay, gum disease and, if not treated in time, the loss of a tooth. During orthodontic treatment, it’s important to take special care of your braces, teeth and gums to ensure the best result.
Tips for Brushing
During orthodontic care, Dr. Rinehart recommends brushing 4 times a day at the following times:
Be sure to replace your toothbrush at any signs of wearing down or fraying. With braces, it may be difficult to get all areas under your arch wires. Rinse thoroughly with water, floss and use an antibacterial mouthwash and fluoride treatment throughout your orthodontic care and beyond.
Flossing will help you take care of those hard-to-reach food particles and plaque. It takes more time when you have braces but it’s important to floss every day.
Tips for Flossing
Dr. Rinehart recommends flossing before you go to bed. Please note it’s normal to experience bleeding when flossing around your braces for the first time. If the bleeding persists after the first few times, please contact our office.
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