Maintaining Your Braces and Healthy Teeth Is Critical in the Process of Aligning Your Smile

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Your braces are cemented directly onto the faces of your teeth. Through the course of timely, consistent adjustments, they will realign your teeth to give you a healthier mouth and an appealing smile. If any part of your braces is damaged or if you develop tooth decay, the resulting complications will likely increase the treatment time needed to bring your teeth into their new alignment.

To help you clean your teeth and braces, your dentist, Dr. Rosendo Garza, recommends using some special oral hygiene tools to clean hard-to-reach places.

Wires can sometimes make it challenging to floss between your teeth and along the gumline. A floss threader is a simple, loop-shaped tool that can insert a strand of waxed dental floss into these places.

Interdental brushes have small heads that help clean food particles and plaque from hard-to-reach places. They are especially handy for getting small food particles out of bands and around spacers.

An oral irrigator creates a small stream of water that can help loosen and wash away food particles. While this can help clean the gumline a little bit, this stream of water cannot replace the effectiveness of flossing for cleaning away plaque and residual food particles.

If you are struggling to clean and maintain your braces in Rialto, California, you can always call Golden West Dental Clinic at 909-421-8787 to seek further advice.