It’s not just about brushing your teeth. Brushing can help prevent cavities, but there are other things you should know too! Toothpaste is one way to defend against nasties like plaque and bacteria that grow on our tooth surfaces when we don’t brush thoroughly enough or apply an ineffective mouthwash after eating junk food that contains sugars. These sugary foods feed the growth of tartar. In this post, we’ll show you what toothpaste is best with braces. Let’s get going.
What Kind of Toothpaste to Use With Braces
You should brush your teeth more often if you have braces. Toothpaste that contains ingredients like bicarbonate or potassium nitrate will help remove plaque, which can lead to tooth decay in this demographic group.
You must be careful about the type they pick when choosing what flavor goes best for them since orthodontic bands constrain from swishing liquids around orally too much without spitting it out afterward so only use a tube every week unless otherwise directed by an expert dentist/dental hygienist.
Fluoride Toothpaste with Braces
Toothpaste is a powerful tool for fighting tooth decay and cavities. The fluoride helps strengthen enamel, but there are still important steps that everyone should take before any of the benefits can happen on their own.
When introducing this product to children under 12 years old they need three times per day, use just one pea size amount onto each brush after every meal or drink to have its full strength impact against plaque buildup around your teeth.
A Whitening Toothpaste with Braces Warning
Toothpaste for whiter teeth is available in many different flavors. If you wear braces, however, these kinds of toothpaste won’t be able to reach all the tooth surfaces since they would bump against metal or ceramic pieces that are attached.
This will stain them with different colors once the materials come off after being worn down by brushing with an ordinary brush.
Mouthwash is an essential part of dental care. Not only does it help remove surface stains to kill germs, but liquid forms like that found in many brands can access hard-to-clean places missed by toothbrush or floss while fluoride treatments can also improve oral hygiene habits for a more confident smile.
Hold the toothbrush at an angle with bristles facing up towards your nose (or brace brackets) and gently tease them between each bracket using small circular motions until you reach the bottom wire where it meets its counterpart.
Next, this time let’s face down instead; apply pressure along both edges’ surfaces when brushing slowly upwards from front center to back right corner then left rear quarter.
Whether you’re a professional or just starting your dental hygiene practice, it’s important to brush your teeth twice per day. If we don’t use interdental brushes at night when there are fewer food particles on the surface and bacteria thrive better between braces due cleaning becomes even more difficult without using one.
A small device called an “inter-dental scraper” can help reduce plaque buildup by physically removing these stains before they have time enough alone to grow into full-size tartar formations.
Modern devices work well too, a WaterPik machine will send water swishing around the mouth and a thorough clean will ensue.
The choice of toothpaste is important for those undergoing orthodontic treatment. Dr. Gluck and his team know how to guide you.
Gluck Orthodontics is a trusted name in orthodontic care. Dr. Gluck is a board-certified orthodontic specialist (a distinction only one-quarter of all practicing orthodontists today can claim). He is also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.
Here at Gluck Orthodontics, we proudly provide our patients with the very latest in orthodontic care plus a little something extra from the friendly staff that we like to call ‘The Gluck Experience.’
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