What Happens If You Forget Brushing While Wearing Braces?
You are undergoing braces treatment. That’s awesome, you’re stepping into a beautiful, straight smile that everyone will envy.
However, you should remember to take care of your teeth as long as you wear braces, including brushing and flossing daily. If you forget to brush your teeth regularly with braces, here are a few things that are likely to affect your dental health:
The more food particles stuck on and between your teeth, the more likely they are to become discolored. The last thing you want is to see your teeth stained when you remove your braces.
When you don’t brush properly or forget to brush, food particles build up on your teeth, causing bacteria to produce acids that eat away at teeth. This means more bruises.
Forgetting to brush your teeth can cause bad bacteria to irritate your gum tissues, inflame your gums and put you at risk for gingivitis.
Not brushing your teeth regularly means food particles remain in the mouth, which encourages the growth of bacteria, which can cause bad breath.
Worrying about cleaning your teeth while having to put up with braces can seem frustrating, but it’s worth the effort when you have a smile that’s both straight and healthy.
Don’t Forget To Brush Your Teeth While Wearing Braces!
Here are a few things you can do to make your braces journey easier:
Don’t miss your dentist appointments during your treatment and don’t forget to go to the teeth cleaning twice a year.
Maintain a healthy dental routine by brushing your teeth for at least two minutes twice a day.
And don’t forget to floss twice a day. You will need to use the special floss we provide to get between the teeth and wires.
Use short brush strokes when brushing around the braces so you can get into wherever food particles can hide.
Good habits will make your treatment worthwhile and you will come out of it with a healthy, straight smile.