If it isn’t an ordeal enough that you have to be fitted with braces for possibly a couple of years, you will have to maintain a high level of hygiene throughout, and this is going to take an extra effort to avoid the threat of plaque setting in. Some braces can be extremely intricate if the work required by them is complex, which means a lot of wires fitted around the mouth, and this makes cleaning them very tricky; your dentist should have given you a few pointers on what to do when the brace was first fitted. It will involve using dental floss and inter-dental brushes to get in and around the wire-work, backed up by a plaque-busting mouthwash. Of course, you will use a regular toothbrush as well to keep bacteria off the surfaces of the teeth. With such a complicated cleaning regime, you’ll also have to have extra back-up: you can purchase a dye that once flushed around the mouth will highlight any areas where plaque is present. On top of this, you should be paying regular visits to see your dentist, which is important because your teeth can be thoroughly inspected and cleaned. The Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford operates in the Basildon area and they are priceless with the advice that they offer, so if you ever have any problems with your braces, then just give them a call. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.
Keeping your Braces clean in Basildon
July 30th, 2013