Brushing Your Teeth and Braces

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When it comes to your oral hygiene while wearing braces, it is essential to keep your oral health in top-notch shape. That is why, our team here at Tetting & Tetting, DDS in Appleton, Wisconsin, is happy to offer you advice on how to brush your teeth when wearing orthodontic braces.
Braces can sometimes feel awkward or uncomfortable until you are used to them. And understanding how to properly care for them and your teeth is important for the orthodontic treatment to be a success. Objects such as braces, wires, springs, and rubber bands can hold and trap food particles and plaque, so if it’s not brushed away and cleaned, you could be setting your smile up for a disaster.
Did you know, there are tools you can buy to brush and floss your teeth with braces effectively? Well, it’s true! There are special brushes that get between the brackets and your teeth, as well as air or water flossers to help in the hard-to-reach places. It is important to brush or rinse your mouth out after every meal in order to keep your teeth in tip-top shape.
If you ever have questions about your orthodontic needs or treatment, or if you have questions about your braces, please call us today at 920-739-9612 to set up an appointment with Dr. Paul R. Tetting or Dr. Faith L. Tetting. Our team is happy to help you in any way we can as you undergo treatment.