If you have braces, it’s very important to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape. This is especially important because oftentimes braces making cleaning your smile a bit difficult. So, it’s very important to focus on cleaning your teeth, gums, and braces regularly. To help you maintain a healthy mouth when you have braces in Pearl City, Hawaii, our orthodontist, Dr. Erik TinHan, has some tips for you. Those tips are:
-Keep up on oral hygiene: Make sure to brush your teeth at least twice a day. For even better results, brush after each meal and snack. You should brush for two minutes each time with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You should also floss regularly, like after you brush. This can help you remove food particles and plaque from your smile and braces. Lastly, rinse your mouth with mouthwash daily.
-Visit your dentist regularly: Your six-month checkups are very important. The treatments provided can remove the plaque and tartar from your teeth, gumline, and braces, which is very important when preventing gum disease. The treatments can also strengthen your teeth and help you avoid cavities.
If you have any questions or if you would like to know more, please contact TinHan Orthodontics at 808-485-2444 today. Our orthodontic team will be thrilled to help you, especially because we want you to have the top-notch oral health and smile you deserve when you have braces. We look forward to hearing from you!