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When you have braces, they can be difficult to clean. Oftentimes, the metal wires and brackets can be cumbersome and may appear hard to work around. In addition, food particles and residue can easily hide in the crevices located between your teeth and the braces. However, with effective techniques, you can keep your smile and your braces clean.

The first thing you need to do is protect your teeth and braces at all times, and not just from bacterial harm. If you are playing any kind of contact sport or any similar form of high-risk activity that can cause damage to your teeth, you should wear the proper safety gear and equipment. This includes face masks, mouth guards, and helmets. Protecting your teeth is the first line of defense to ensure a wonderful smile for the rest of your life.

Keeping your teeth clean may seem difficult, especially when flossing. However, rather than using traditional dental floss, you should try switching to a water flosser, which is an interdental cleaner that sprays a beam of water at your teeth. Speak with your dentist about which product is right for you. Also, be on the lookout for products that feature the ADA Seal of Acceptance.

For any additional questions or concerns, Hennes Orthodontics is here to help you with all your oral health needs. For a complete diagnosis from Dr. Jerrold Hennes and our team at our orthodontic office in Vista, California, you can schedule an appointment by calling us at (760) 598.1707. We look forward to having you as our guest soon.