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Keep up optimum oral hygiene with your braces. When deciding to implement your brushing and flossing routine into your life while wearing braces, be sure to exercise caution and brush slowly and safety to avoid accidentally damaging them. Because flossing can be difficult with braces, it might be wise to supplement your oral health care with a dental tool such as mouthwash. For more protection, follow these important tips to keep your braces clean and strong:

Because flossing can be difficult with braces, it might be wise to supplement your oral health care with a dental tool such as mouthwash. For more protection, follow these important tips to keep your braces clean and strong:

– Always wear safety equipment when participating in contact sports or doing high-risk activities, including mouth guards, face masks, helmets, and any other safety gear that is necessary to protect your mouth.

– Make sure to keep your retainer clean and clear from bacteria and contamination.

– If you have any orthodontic treatments or exams scheduled, be sure to attend as scheduled.

– If any wires are damaged or break off of your braces, cover the broken end with a piece of wax and call your orthodontist immediately.

– Avoid questionable foods and snacks that can easily become lodged in between your braces and teeth, including chewy candies, hard or tough foods and snacks, and various types of nuts.

– Your daily brushing and flossing routine must continue during your orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Derick Phan at Phan Orthodontics wants to ensure your smile shines no matter what condition it is in. If you are thinking about getting a set of braces, please contact our orthodontic office in San Jose, California, by calling us at 408.251.7901. Your healthy, confident smile is our goal!