Common Mistakes People Who Wear Braces Make When It Comes to Oral Health
Posted on 11/25/2019 by John
There are many types of braces that can be used to correct the position of your teeth, and all are used in different circumstances. Depending on your personal goals, we can help to choose the right braces for you.
We also like to consider your age as well as your lifestyle to find braces that will be comfortable and effective. Since braces can be a part of your mouth for a long time, it is important to keep them in tip top shape by caring for them properly. If braces are not cared for, it is possible that they can be ineffective at readjusting your teeth and could even cause dental health issues like tooth decay and gum disease.
Mistakes to Avoid When You Have Braces
Many people think that when they have braces, they can just avoid performing proper dental hygiene, but this is actually the exact opposite. It is important to perform good dental hygiene even when you have braces as poor dental hygiene can lead to disastrous consequences. Besides oral health, not conducting good oral hygiene on a daily basis can lead to uneven staining of the teeth.
After you have your braces removed, it is possible to have stains in the shape of your brackets on the front surfaces of your teeth. We recommend visiting us every six months as well as flossing and brushing so that we can make sure your teeth are healthy, while your orthodontist worries about how well your braces are coming along.
Some foods and braces do not mix well. Foods that you should really avoid are sticky or tacky. Sticky foods can gum up your braces, and it can make them impossible to clean properly. Some specific foods to avoid are gum, taffy, and caramel. We will be happy to talk to you more about the proper care of your braces and your teeth, if you give us a call.
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