The team at Burlingame Smile Studio supports healthy oral hygiene and regular, consistent check-ups. We offer many tips for braces home care. Hygiene for braces is a bit different, and it’s important to keep your oral health a top concern while you’re wearing them.
Here are five concerns to keep in mind with braces:
1. Be Careful What You Eat
Sweets and extra food stuck in hard-to-notice spaces may lead to plaque and yellowing around the appliances in your mouth. Avoid sweets, juices, sodas, anything that will stain your teeth. Also, sticky things like gum and caramel can break the equipment in your mouth.
2. Consider a Mouthguard
Sports are the center of life for many Burlingame families. We’re an active community. I love that. A quality mouthguard provides important protection for both your teeth and braces.
3. Take Time for Gum Health
Maintaining healthy gums requires deliberate brushing and flossing. In the past, two minutes of quality brushing was acceptable. Braces are trickier to clean. What’s another minute to make sure every nook and cranny is taken care of?
4. Check the Mirrors
Humans are exceptional at noticing flaws. Check your smile often in a mirror to keep your braces free of obvious food particles.
5. Smile with Confidence
At first, people will notice the change in your smile. But if you’re relaxed about your new braces, soon your friends will simply look past them without even noticing.
Orthodontic treatment from Burlingame Smile Studio allows you to have a beautiful smile. It doesn’t matter how old you are: an ideal bite and straight teeth are achievable at any age. We offer traditional metal braces, and also provide clear braces from Invisalign, as well as clear and mini metal options from In-Ovations. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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