Quick Guide to Preventing Tooth Decay When Wearing Braces

Although your braces are beneficial, they can also be a disadvantage when it comes to avoiding tooth decay. Here at our Jefferson Valley dental practice, we get a lot of questions on how to prevent the appearance of stained or decayed teeth once the braces are taken off. We understand that a great smile is more than just having a straight set of teeth but it also includes a healthy set of pearly whites!

Below is a quick guide to avoiding tooth decay while waiting for your braces to come off:

1. Always brush after meal and use a special toothbrush for it!

Food particles tend to be trapped in between braces hence the need to brush every after meal. The longer the food stays, the greater chances of tooth decay. While it may be an inconvenience to brush often in a day, this habit will certainly pay off in the end. Also, don’t forget to use an interdental toothbrush for the purpose as it is specially designed to clean the teeth and braces effectively.

2. Limit your intake of sweets and sugars.

The bacteria in your mouth feeds from sugars; the more sugars available for them, the more they will most likely thrive.

3. Visit us regularly as instructed.

We can help remove tartar and plaque that brushing alone cannot remove. In addition, we can also figure out the presence of potential dental problems and prevent them from happening.

Get in touch with the Family Dental Group of clinics now! Each dental office focuses on patient comfort and sophisticated, comprehensive, and quality dental care for everyone in a caring and loving environment. Call us at (914) 243-2323 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment. We look forward to your visit!

 

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