Tips for Having a Top-Notch Oral Health When You Have Braces

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When you’re aligning your smile with braces, it’s very important to care for your smile so you can have the top-notch oral health you deserve. If you don’t properly care for your teeth and gums, there is a chance you can suffer dental issues and delay your perfect smile. So, our orthodontists, Drs. Alexander, Bartlett, and Misner, encourage you to have a top-notch oral health when you have braces by doing the following things:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: Make sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day. For even better results, brush after each time you eat. You should brush for two minutes each time with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You should also floss frequently, like after you brush. This can help you remove food particles and plaque from your teeth, gums, and braces. Lastly, rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily.

-Visit your dentist regularly: Your dental cleaning and exam appointments are very important. The treatments provided remove plaque and tartar from your teeth and braces (which helps you prevent periodontal disease), strengthen your teeth with fluoride (which helps you prevent cavities), and treats any dental issues if needed.

For more information and details about how to have a top-notch oral health when you have braces in Queensbury, New York, please reach out to our orthodontic team at Alexander Orthodontics. When you call 518-793-8511, we will be more than happy to help you. We look forward to your phone call!