Oral Hygiene

Brushing and Flossing

Keeping your teeth clean while in braces is absolutely necessary. Food can accumulate underneath the braces causing a number of problems, including cavities on the front of the teeth, gum disease, and bad breath! Our team will review the proper way to brush and floss with braces when they are placed, and throughout treatment.

Keeping your regularly scheduled dental visits for cleanings and check-ups is also important. Because of the difficulty some people have keeping their teeth clean, many dentists will recommend more frequent cleanings while in treatment. Adults with a history of gum disease will need to see a periodontist to monitor and maintain their gum health during treatment.