The most important thing is keeping your teeth clean for those who like wearing braces. Food bits do have more spots to hide inside your mouth. It’s best to avoid bad breath, gums that are swollen and discolored cavities. It’s very important to remove plaque regularly (while undergoing treatment) for shorter treatment time and better results. People wearing braces advised to do the following to ensure their teeth are sparkling clean.
Brush your teeth regularly one tooth at a time. Porcelain braces and wires tend to leave sore spots on each tooth. It’s up to you to brush carefully one tooth at a time paying more attention on the spots left behind by the braces. Take at least ten seconds before brushing each tooth. It’s important that you do this regularly after a meal since leaving food traces on your braces will lead to tooth decay and bad breath. Also if the food bits stay longer in your teeth then plaque will start forming. In the event that you forget to carry your brush then ensure you wash your mouth thoroughly with a lot of water. While brushing you need to consider all angles. Make sure your brush is tilted down in angle towards where your teeth and braces meet when brushing the top of your teeth and upwards when brushing the bottom of your teeth.
Flossing does go hand in hand with brushing your teeth. Flossing tools are there to ensure that they reach deep into your teeth while brushing to a depth that your brush won’t reach. For those with tightly arranged teeth a floss threader will help you get the floss into those tight places. Super floss is much better for cleaning wider spaces in your teeth since they are characterized by a spongy section and a stiff end for easy threading. Use fluoride also in your toothpaste to help prevent cavities also ensure you rinse your mouth with fluoride mouth wash.
Wear Elastics or Rubber bands, staying in braces for a long time has a great effect on your teeth. It’s always a good idea to wear rubber bands to avoid damaging your teeth. You should also ensure that you remove them when having a meal and brushing. In case one of them breaks ensure that you replace them immediately.
The mouth has a light sensitive skin that when braces and wires come in contact a sore spot develops. This can take longer to heal, to avoid this you need wax to prevent this sensitive part in your mouth. Most people wearing braces do experience cracks in their lips. If you’re a victim of this use a chap stick regularly to prevent your lips from cracking. Finally for people wearing braces who love sports use a mouth guard while playing to protect your teeth and gums from physical damage. Take your time and practice all these tips to ensure your teeth are fit and clean.