When you have braces on your teeth, it's critical to keep them clean and bright. While brushing your teeth by hand can be effective if done correctly, powered toothbrushes include features that make the job easier, faster, and more efficient. They also won't harm your braces, permanent retainers, or other orthodontic devices.
HOW TO BRUSH YOUR TEETH WITH BRACES
- Brush your teeth after rinsing your mouth with water.Food will get trapped in your teeth, especially if you have braces. Before you begin brushing, you'll want to loosen this up. Swish some water around in your mouth for around 30 seconds. This will aid in the removal of any large chunks of food lodged in your braces.
- Before brushing, run the brush under water for a few seconds.This will help remove any debris or bacteria that have accumulated on your toothbrush since you last used it. Turn on the faucet and run the water for a few seconds over the brush head. Then turn on the brush and spin it for a few seconds under the water.
- Brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste.Brush your teeth with a fluoride-based toothpaste every day to keep them healthy. If you're not sure which toothpaste to buy, check for an American Dental Association stamp, which indicates that the product has been tested and authorized by the ADA.
- Give each region of your mouth 30 seconds.The mouth is divided into four quadrants: upper right (quadrant one), upper left (quadrant two), lower left (quadrant three), and lower right (quadrant four). From your first central tooth to your last molar, the division is made. Brushing each quadrant for at least 30 seconds is recommended. This will give you a total of two minutes of brushing, as recommended by dentists.
- Keep your toothbrush in the right place.Brush the gum line above your braces on your top row of teeth with your toothbrush. Brushing your teeth should be done at a 45° angle to the gum line.
- Brush your teeth's outer surfaces.Brush the outside surfaces of your teeth and braces while holding your toothbrush at a 45° Brush each tooth all the way around the brace, then place your toothbrush directly on the brace to ensure nothing is lodged in it.
- Brush your teeth's inner surfaces.The rear parts of your teeth that face in towards your mouth and throat are known as the inner surfaces. With an electric toothbrush, this is usually much easier. You can simply set the brush on the interior surfaces and let it do the work instead of making a brushing motion.
- Brush your teeth's biting surfaces.Biting surfaces are the bottom or top edges of your teeth that you utilize to bite into food. To clean your biting surfaces, rotate them in a circular motion. Make sure to brush the back teeth as well; cavities are more common here because they are more difficult to reach.
- Brush your teeth in between your braces.You must clean the region between your braces after you have brushed regularly. To do so, place the bristles between your braces and make a few brush strokes from the top. Then, from the bottom, insert it and repeat the process. Rep until you've covered all of your teeth.
- Avoid putting too much force on your braces.Brushing your braces too forcefully may harm them. You don't need to use much pressure with an electric toothbrush. You only need to turn the brush on and lay it on your teeth and braces; the brush will take care of the rest.
- Brush your teeth and clean your tongue.To guarantee that you have a clean mouth, brush your tongue as well; otherwise, remaining bacteria will re-contaminate your mouth as soon as you stop brushing. Position your toothbrush on your tongue and scour the surface with a front and backwards motion. This will eliminate microorganisms and provide you with cleaner breath.
- Using water, rinse your mouth.After brushing your teeth, gums, and tongue, you should rinse your mouth thoroughly. Sip some water, swish it around your teeth, and then spit it out.
- At least twice a day, repeat.Brushing your teeth twice a day is recommended by dentists to maintain your teeth healthy. If you have braces, you may need to brush your teeth more frequently, particularly if you eat something sticky or hard. It's also a good idea to rinse your mouth with water many times a day to get rid of any stuck food particles.
HOW TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR GUMS WITH BRACES?
It's just as important to have healthy gums as it is to have healthy teeth. Gum disease is extremely frequent. Furthermore, it has the potential to cause a slew of issues with your oral health. Fortunately, it all boils down to employing sound, fundamental methods. Brush your teeth at least twice a day. Make sure you don't miss any spots while brushing. It's also a good idea to go under the braces. This effort will aid in the health of your gums.
HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU VISIT YOUR DENTIST WHEN YOU HAVE BRACES?
Because we personalize our appointment schedules to the particular needs of each patient, this will be different for everyone. In general, you'll be requested to return every three months for frequent check-ups. When you first get braces, you may be needed to come in more frequently to ensure that they fit properly and are doing their job.
WHAT KIND OF TOOTHBRUSH FOR BRACES SHOULD YOU USE?
Make an appointment with your dentist or orthodontist. Electric toothbrushes come in a wide range of styles and features, making it difficult to choose the right one for you. If you're unsure which toothbrush to choose, consult your dentist or orthodontist. Either of these experts will be able to speak with you about your unique situation and assist you in making the best option possible.