Taking Care of Your Smile in Dallas, PA
Having an effective oral hygiene routine is very important, especially when you wear braces. Braces can make it more likely for food and debris to get stuck to your teeth, increasing your risk for developing cavities.
Brushing Your Teeth When You Have Braces
With braces, you’ll want to brush your teeth every time you eat. We recommend brushing for two minutes after each meal with a small-headed toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Make sure to use small circular motions to brush all the available surfaces of your teeth.
Tips for Flossing When You Have Braces
Using floss to clean your teeth after every meal is essential, as floss will remove food from small, hard-to-reach areas. You can choose regular dental floss, special flossers designed to use with braces, or a water flosser.
Dr. Adams Can Help
We can help you select the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss, so feel free to ask. We’ll address any concerns you’re having about your ability to clean your teeth while wearing braces.
To learn more, call our office at (570) 675-1138 or fill out the easy contact form on this page. We’ll get right back to you.