It’s not as difficult to clean your teeth is? Well, yes it can be tricky to get right, so here are my top tips for braces bright, clean teeth without permanent mark.
Why bother? Well, do you really want the gums and discolored teeth premiums.
Ten Tips for ToothBrushing
It may be straight, but not the look you are seeking. If your orthodontist sees signs that this is happening, you have to take your key off, if the teeth are finished or not.
Tip 1: Take enough time.
Sounds obvious, but the most common mistake is to rush the job. It may be the time of examination, a new baby in the house, or being late for school – there are 101 reasons why you might be in trouble brushing, but remember that if you do not brush your hair / wash your face, that just look messy for that day. If you do not clean your teeth properly, the bacteria grow and reproduce in the mouth causing permanent damage.
Tip 2: Get a new brush.
If your toothbrush bristles age is open, you need a new one. Then, the bristles will go where they say! Often we recommend changing your toothbrush every three months, but the brakes can destroy a brush faster than that, and interdentally brushes wear out quickly, especially.
Tip 3: Getting to places other brushes cannot reach.
You will not get behind the wire properly with your custom brush (or pencil or fingernail for that matter). It’s too big and probably will try to break the corset. Get a proper interdental brush. This is a brush with a little style tip cleaners that can be inserted behind the wire and gently shook everything until all the food and the plate is gone. Often you will need to rinse the brush on the fly, to remove the surprising amount of trash that accumulates in these stagnant areas.
Personally, I like to finger TePe brushes. They are very easy to maneuver in tight spaces. They are also easy to carry, as they come with a small cap, so you will always be able to clean up after eating anywhere. A green is a good size for the brakes most people, but you may need to try smaller or larger, depending on the size of the spaces. Your orthodontist or hygienist can advise. Most orthodontists sell the brushes you need for your corset, but also can get many chemicals, or buy online.
Adults, especially those who have had gum problems in the past, it may be necessary to floss too. This is more uncomfortable at first but it gets easier with practice. Pass the thread under the wire, and then you can floss as usual. Superfloss has a hardened tip and is easier to thread through if you can get hold of it.
Tip 4: Brush one or two teeth at once.
Scrub hard in broad strokes looks awesome, but just do not get into the nooks and crannies and can cause ulcers. Go slowly and methodically brushing one or two at a time. Small circular movements of the brush work well. Keep lips out of the way if necessary, period, the brush attachment between the gum and the tooth.
Tip 5: Do not miss bits.
Sometimes the bits get lost because it is still too fast, or not using the right brush, but can be a problem too technical.
It is common for lefties to lose the lateral incisor and canine teeth on the left side of his mouth and righties to lose teeth right themselves. Why? Because when you’re cleaning you will find that you can brush your teeth only so far with toothbrush looking in one direction and then when it changes direction, skips a few teeth by accident, going directly to the rear. You get what I mean when you try it. To avoid this, make an effort to start with your front teeth to change direction. That way you will clean a couple of teeth twice instead of missing out.
Tip 6: Mouthwash is not a substitute for brushing.
Yes, we say to use mouthwash, but not instead of brushing. We want you to use a fluoride mouthwash as it helps to strengthen the enamel. Do not be fooled by ads that say mouthwash to kill over 99% of oral bacteria. Your teeth will not if you brush cleaner. A standard mouthwash can only kill bacteria contact and cannot contact the bacteria hidden deep within a thick plush plaque buildup. Mouthwash is a complement rather than a substitute.
Tip 7: Check up on the job.
Especially in the early days after his brace has been fitted, the teeth look when it has been cleaned to see how well you’ve done. Have you missed anything? It may be useful to use disclosing tablets, which stain to make it appear. Then you can change your technique to reach areas that you missed. If you often need a point, the gum does not turn red and bleed easily.
Tip 8: Remember to do it often enough.
You need to brush after every time you eat. This means taking a toothbrush everywhere. If possible, the complete works is the best, with toothbrush, interdental brush and toothpaste. If you’re going somewhere bulky equipment is impractical, you can still take an interdental brush – small fit anywhere – a pocket, backpack or purse. If there is no toilet you can use, just take a small bottle of tap water with you to rinse. Then give the teeth a good clean as soon as you can.
Tip 9: Do not use a brush too big.
If your toothbrush is more like a shoe brush on a stick, with one small change. Brushes great looks that will clean a lot of teeth at one time, but actually tend to skate over the keys, the lack of the areas where plaque accumulates.
Tip 10: Do not leave cleaning due to bleeding gums.
Sometimes patients are frightened are harming the gums that bleed, if in some places when brushing. Then, to avoid that area in the future. In fact, the bleeding is usually a sign that further cleaning is needed, not less. When a gum surface has become inflamed due to bacterial plaque that do not touch there for a while, it will bleed easily when a toothbrush beside touches. But if the area is regularly cleaned again, installed inflammation and bleeding stops. If your gums do not stop bleeding after a few days of a good cleaning, let your orthodontist know.