Orthodontics treatment is used for fixing and aligning teeth with the help of braces or other orthodontic appliances. It is necessary to take care of your teeth and gums during braces treatment. This is because of the chances of growing bacteria or other oral issues. Food particles are easily trapped inside the braces. If it is not removed properly it may lead to gum disease, bad breath and tooth decay.
Here are some tips by experts of Best Dentist in Delhi.
Brushing: According to the orthodontic experts following are the oral hygiene tips you should keep in mind during braces treatment;
1. Use soft Bristled brush for cleaning
2. Brush at least 2 or 3 times a day
3. Take 2-3 min for Brushing
4. Brushing should be done thoroughly and slowly
5. Pay more attention to the area near by brackets and gums.
Flossing: Some patients may think that floss is not possible during the braces treatment. But flossing is necessary during this treatment. Floss can cover the area where your brush is not able to reach.
Fluoride: Use ADA approved fluoride toothpaste for brushing. You can also use fluoride rinsing to make your teeth healthy and diseases free.
Eating and drinking: Avoid biting hard food or large pieces. It may damage the wires and brackets of braces. Also avoid drinks containing large amount of sugar. Experts of braces treatment in Delhi suggested avoiding sticky food like caramel, candies and gums.