Once your child gets braces on their teeth, taking care of them becomes more difficult.
This is because there are tiny spaces in-between braces where food particles get trapped and these can cause plaque.
If they fail to properly clean their teeth, they can develop tooth decay and other dental problems at an early stage. Because of this, they must brush your teeth after every meal, rinse with mouthwash and floss at least once a day.
This routine may seem tedious and stressful, but neglecting their oral hygiene can bring about serious oral health problems from causing stains on their teeth to causing orthodontic issues forcing them to spend additional time wearing braces or even having to wear braces later on in life.
At Muswell Hill Smile we care about preventative orthodontics and dental hygiene. Which is why our Muswell Hill experts have gathered the following recommendations:
You must be very careful while cleaning your braces because plaque bacteria get trapped easily around and inside them. The following procedure will make daily flossing and brushing of your braces both effective and simple.
You should ensure to take off any elastic or removable part of the orthodontic appliance. These removable parts should also be taken off after every meal for cleaning.
While you hold your brush at a 45-degree angle, clean around the pins and wires of your braces. You should make sure you brush from the top of each wire down to the While you hold your brush at a 45-degree angle, clean around the pins and wires of your braces. You should make sure you brush from the top of each wire down to the bottom. Ensure that all debris and plaque is removed by reaching the top of each wire down to the bottom. Make sure you work your way around the lower and upper teeth also.
Ensure that you clean each tooth individually. Clean both the upper and lower teeth thoroughly; repeat this process until you are done with brushing your teeth completely.
You are advised to floss your teeth once a day to keep up healthy oral hygiene. This is one of the most important ways to clean your braces properly.
Rinse your mouth thoroughly and examine your teeth and braces in the mirror.
You would need to visit the orthodontist regularly when you have braces on, to have your appliance adjusted when needed. You are also advised to continue with your regular visits to the dentist while undergoing orthodontic treatment. Routine checkups help to detect if you develop cavities or gum disease. Your personal oral care techniques would be supervised by your dental professional and changes would be recommended as necessary. You can get access to a compassionate dentist and orthodontic professional at our top orthodontic Muswell Hill practice in North London.
You can get rid of plaque buildup or bacteria using a paste made of baking soda and hydrogen. Mix one tablespoon of baking soda with two tablespoons of hydrogen peroxide to make a paste. After using this paste, make sure you rinse your mouth thoroughly.
There are numerous interproximal cleaning tools that can remove debris from the mouth such as proxy brushes, soft picks, woven dental floss, and superfluous. These tools help in giving you a quick and easy way to clean your braces in case you are in a hurry. But take note, that these tools are not as effective as a threader and should not be used all the time.
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