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How Do I Care For My Teeth and Gums When I Am In Braces?

Posted on 2/20/2023 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
How Do I Care For My Teeth and Gums When I Am In Braces?Dental braces also referred to as orthodontic treatment, are vital for your kid's growth and development, oral health, and self-esteem. Having good oral health and an attractive smile can positively help them. Dentists recommend that children should have their orthodontic consultation at age 7. It helps them with many dental benefits they couldn't have had had they started their consultation at an older age.

Adults Can Still Have Braces

Today, however, orthodontic treatment, which was initially thought to be for children is also gaining popularity among adults for both cosmetic purposes and treatment of various oral issues. For both kids and adults, there is a need to maintain proper oral hygiene even when you are wearing orthodontics.

While there are many types of dental braces in the market today, such as traditional metal braces, lingual braces, ceramic, and removable aligners. All these still need you to input a little bit of effort into your daily dental habits than a person who does not wear braces. While you may need some time to adjust to your new lifestyle, with time, everything will fall into place and you will do that effortlessly. That being said, here is how to care for your oral health when in braces:


Ensure you floss using flossing products specifically for individuals with braces or those recommended by a dentist. A normal floss, with or without a floss threader can be used. An interdental or interproximal brush can also be used. You may also use an interspace brush that is designed to clean larger spaces and hard-to-reach areas.

Rinse your Mouth with Mouthwash

Brush your mouth with a fluoride mouth rinse or use a fluoride mouthwash. You can do this for at least a minute and do so every day or every night. No need nonetheless of using mouthwash after every meal. Contact us today and we shall advise you on more tips to care for your dental braces. And if you have gum issues like gum recession, gingivitis, periodontitis, or other oral conditions, see our periodontist.

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Dr. Gary Greenwald
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry
Dr. Nisha Kancherla

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320 Killian Hill Road NW
Lilburn, GA 30047-3809

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