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The orthodontic components of your new braces can create several hard to clean braces on the faces, contours, and spaces between your teeth. If your twice daily brushing and evening flossing fail to remove food particles, a sugar residue, and plaque from your mouth it could harden into tartar while increasing the plaque acids in your mouth.

This can cause discomfort after your routine adjustments at Dr. Justin Warcup’s orthodontic clinic, and could eventually promote cavities on multiple teeth. The treatment and potential tooth decay complications could extend the amount of time it takes to fully correct the alignment of your teeth.

Consistent oral hygiene practices are very important for maintaining your braces and healthy teeth. If you’re having trouble cleaning around your braces hardware you might want to try using an interdental brush or a water flosser device. This can help remove the bulk of the unwanted material from the faces and contours of your teeth.

If you’re having problems flossing around wires and other orthodontic components, you might want to try using waxed dental floss. A floss threader might also help you insert the strand of dental floss around braces hardware allowing you to effectively clean the gumline.

If you are in the Fort Worth, Texas, area and you have a question about how to maintain healthy teeth with braces, you can always call 817-732-9341 to schedule an appointment at North Texas Smiles.