Having braces is a very exciting time as it’s the first step to getting the smile you’ve always wanted, but we cannot stress enough the importance of still maintaining good oral hygiene.
Top Tips To Help You Along Your Journey
- • Don’t be afraid of brushing – Brush like mad! Still use your electric or manual toothbrush at least twice a day
- • Brushing will take longer than your normal routine but don’t worry it’s worth the time as teeth move slower when plaque and tartar are in the way, so it is important to keep everything really clean
- • As flossing may be difficult there are alternative ways to clean in between your teeth such as using interdental brushes or superfloss
- • It is usually a good idea to have a spare toothbrush with you that you can take out as you will want to brush after eating
If you find you are struggling to maintain good oral hygiene don’t panic! We have Jill our friendly hygienist who will help keep you motivated and on track.
Stick with it, before you know it you will be flashing a confident smile! For more dental health advice or to book an appointment with your Rotherham dentist, please call 01709 364404.