Caring for your Braces Gilbert, AZ
The orthodontist, dentist or dental hygienist will provide you with thorough instruction of how to clean your braces correctly. There are many toothbrushes you can use manual, power, electric and sonic. Ask your dental professional which would be best for you. Brushing should happen at least 2-3 times per day at a 45 degree angle in a back and forth motion. Be sure to remove plaque at the gum line to prevent inflammation of gum tissue. Angle your tooth brush at the gum line, then gently brush around the brackets to remove plaque and debris.
It is important to clean between all your teeth with a floss threader and floss, a stimudent or a proxabrush (interproximal cleaning brush) may be used if there is space between the teeth. Oral irrigators may be recommended to remove food debris and irrigate the gum tissue to remove disease and ordor-causing bacteria that may be there if you have gingivitis. Antibacterial toothpaste or over-the-counter antimicrobial mouth rinses could be used with the oral irrigator or alone.
If you have any questions regarding orthodontic care or if you would like to scheduale an appointment with one of our dental hygienists or dentist, give Power Ranch Dental a call at (480) 988- 2282. Thanks!