The orthodontic braces installed in your mouth at Dr. Marc Resnick clinic represent a significant investment in correcting the alignment of your teeth for a more attractive smile. The process involves consistent braces adjustments to tighten the components as they gradually bring your teeth into their ideal position.
Maintaining healthy gums and teeth is very important throughout the realignment process. Cavities and periodontal health problems can cause discomfort after an adjustment and could potentially increase the amount of time it takes to fully correct the alignment of your teeth.
Brushing your teeth and braces hardware twice each day and flossing at least once will help remove plaque buildup and food residue from your mouth. This will significantly reduce your chances of suffering tooth decay and gum disease problems.
It can sometimes be challenging to floss under orthodontic wires and other braces components. This could allow hardened tartar to accumulate in the gumline.
It’s worth noting that while antiseptic mouthwash can kill bacteria, it cannot rival dental floss for its ability to physically remove bacterial deposits from between teeth and the gumline.
If you are struggling to floss around your braces hardware, you might want to try using waxed dental floss and a floss threader. This simple tool can help insert the strand of floss between teeth to allow you to floss the gumline.
Once this is done you can vigorously rinse your mouth with antiseptic mouthwash to clear away loosened material and kill oral bacteria.
If you had braces installed at Dr. Marc Resnick’s orthodontic clinic in Aurora, Colorado, and you have oral hygiene questions, you can always call 303-369-7272 to speak to a staff member at Agreeable Dental Care.