The 7th of June is Donut Day-not the best teeth for your teeth and gums, especially if you are wearing braces. Many people throughout the UK wear braces, both fixed and removable, in order to straighten and improve the appearance of their smile. However, many should take note that while wearing their braces it is ideal that they maintain a very high standard of dental hygiene, to prevent the development of decay and damage that can occur.
The metal or plastic brackets of fixed braces are an ideal place of food debris and bacteria to make a new home. Food that is left stuck to a brace is likely to attract bacteria, which then form plaque that eats away at the tooth enamel. This can cause not only aesthetic problems, but also physical problems, with the potential for cavities and holes to form in once healthy teeth. The same problem can affect people who wear removable braces if they also forget to clean their braces after eating a meal.
There are many ways to keep your teeth and braces clean, but one of the most important is to always clean them after eating a meal. Food is more likely to stick to your teeth after a meal if you are wearing braces, so you need to take those extra steps when you have finished eating to remove excess food, to prevent it from settling on your teeth all day.
The best tools to use when cleaning your brace and teeth include:
For more information on looking after your teeth whilst wearing fixed braces please contact the team a Sparkle Dental Boutique near Ealing.
Sparkle Dental Boutique 311 Boston Road Hanwell, Ealing London, W7 2AT
Monday to Friday:
8.30am – 5.00pm
By appointment only.
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