Finding the proper techniques to take care of your teeth while wearing braces is an essential part of maintaining a healthy smile. At Villanova Dental Studio, Dr. Ami Barakat and her dental care team are committed to helping each of our patients achieve a straighter, healthier smile.
Dr. Barakat can work with you to find the best ways to take care of your teeth and gum while wearing traditional metal braces, Invisalign, or an oral appliance. To learn more about oral hygiene with braces, visit our team at Villanova Dental Studio in Stittsville, ON.
Oral Hygiene With Braces
Your oral hygiene routine will depend on the type of braces or oral appliance you have. For instance, patients with Invisalign can remove their aligners and complete their usual oral hygiene routine without any restrictions.
However, patients with traditional braces may have more of a challenge cleaning around their wires and brackets. It is important for patients with conventional braces to pay extra attention to the parts of the teeth covered by wires and brackets. If you do not thoroughly clean the area covered by the braces, you may have an increased risk for tooth decay, cavities, and tooth staining.
Products we may recommend can include:
- Antibacterial rinses
- Fluoride toothpaste
- Rotating electric toothbrush for metal braces or appliances
- Dental floss picks for hard to reach areas
Patients with any type of bracing system should brush their teeth, floss, rinse with antibacterial mouthwash, and schedule regular visits to their dentist. Routine preventive care exams allow your dentist to thoroughly examine the teeth, gums, and mouth for any signs of dysfunction. Dr. Barakat can make any recommendations need to improve your oral health. Our goal at Villanova Dental Studio is to help each of our patients achieve a straighter, healthier smile through personalized dental care.
Schedule An Appointment
If you would like to explore your orthodontic options or ask about oral hygiene with braces, you can visit Villanova Dental Studio. Dr. Barakat can work with you to improve your smile! To schedule an appointment, call(613) 927-9818 or schedule an appointment online.