This article gives guidelines on how to best protect teeth that have braces. People with braces can benefit from braces while still protecting their teeth. Some of the tips that the article proposes as far as braces are concerned are flossing the teeth at least once a day, changing toothbrushes, and using mouthwash.
- When wearing braces, floss daily, replace toothbrush every 2-3 months, and use a fluoride-containing mouthwash
- Plaque is caused by trapped food particles and can be removed by brushing, flossing, or using an antiseptic mouthwash
- At the gum line, tarter forms from plaque and requires a dentist to remove it.
“Rinsing with a fluoride-containing mouthwash, can provide effective gum protection and stronger teeth in 2 weeks”