Are you taking your oral health care seriously? Cleaning your teeth should be a task that everyone undertakes in order to uphold a happy smile with optimum oral health. Likewise, if you do not clean your orthodontic treatments, including your braces, they will not be able to work or serve you properly. Are you taking your oral health care seriously? Cleaning your teeth should be a task that everyone undertakes in order to uphold a happy smile with optimum oral health.
What are the reasons you should be caring for your braces?
– In order for braces to function properly and do the job required of them, they must be in good condition and with all parts working as intended.
Are there any food restrictions to assist in keeping traditional braces clean and safe?
– Yes, avoid chewy and sticky foods that can get stuck in hard to reach places between the wires of your braces and your teeth, as well as avoid tough or hard to chew foods that can bend or crack your braces.
How do I floss between teeth when wearing regular braces?
– Flossing between teeth with braces requires alternative interdental cleaners such as water flossers.
How do you repair damaged braces?
– Never attempt to fix broken braces, but instead cover any wires that may be hanging out with wax and seek out your orthodontist immediately.
For more information about orthodontic treatments, or to schedule an oral exam with Dr. John R. Schouten and our team at Schouten Orthodontics, give us a call at 435.637.0820. Our orthodontic office is conveniently located in Price, Utah. We look forward to hearing from you soon!