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Got Braces? This Is How to Save Your Gums During Orthodontic Treatment

Posted December 22, 2016

If you are aligning your smile with braces, it’s important to do all you can to avoid gum disease on a regular basis. Gum disease forms when the plaque on your teeth doesn’t get removed. The plaque then continues to grow and irritates your gums and alters your oral health. When you have braces, it can be tough to remove the plaque each day, which makes you more susceptible to the disease. So, when you have braces, it’s best to avoid this issue by doing the following things:

Brush your teeth

It is very important that you brush your teeth twice a day for two minutes each time. Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. If you have a hard time brushing with braces, we will be happy to show you some tricks. Just make sure you are gentle as you brush along the gumline but do your best to remove as much plaque from that area as possible.

Floss your smile

Flossing is very beneficial because it not only reduces your chances of developing gum disease, but it also cleans the hard-to-reach areas of your mouth that your brush could not clean. When the floss removes the plaque and food particles from the crevices of your smile, your teeth and gums have a better chance at surviving.

Visit your dentist

Visiting your dentist for a dental cleaning every six months is the best thing you can do for your oral health. These appointments offer the only treatment that can completely remove the plaque from your teeth, which is why they are so important. During these visits, your dental team will scrape the surfaces of your teeth and will eliminate every trace of plaque from your smile.

Call [practice_name] today if you have any questions about gum disease in [city], [state]! Your orthodontist, Dr. [doctor_name], and our entire orthodontic team will be happy to help you if you just dial [phone] now. We look forward to your call!

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