How to Maintain Great Oral Hygiene with Braces

Great dental hygiene at home may take a few extra minutes when you have braces, but the results are totally worth the effort. Here’s how to do it.

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great oral hygiene with braces – oral hygiene kits provided by orthodontistWhen you get your braces on at 1st Family Dental, you’ll go home with a kit full of supplies to help making life with braces easier. Here are the oral hygiene accessories you just can’t live without when you have braces:

Inter-Dental Brush – use this to clean between your brackets and under wires to get debris and gunk out before your floss and brush. You can purchase them online, in all kinds of options. Here’s one example.

4-Tuft Interproximal Brush – we have this in the kit because it’s fun to say. Just kidding – this brush can really help to clean between your teeth if you have gaps or spaces. It also works well to clean around your brackets and other fixed appliances, including around fixed retainers dental lab supplies australia.

Floss and Floss Threader – use these just like a needle and thread to get the floss between your teeth.

Toothbrush – yep, a good old soft-bristled toothbrush. There are all kinds of fancy, angled models and brushes with an interdental brush built in, but a regular toothbrush will work just fine. Note: you may need to replace your toothbrush more often when you have braces dental lab equipment. The brackets may cause extra wear. Keep an eye on your brush and replace it when it starts to look worn.

Mirror – some come with a light (like ours) but there are also simpler versions that you can leave in a gym bag (or anywhere you brush) so you can make sure you haven’t missed a spot portable dental unit.

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