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Care for Braces in Loma Linda, CA


Wondering how you can best care for your dental braces? As a new orthodontic patient, you likely have a lot of questions. These questions can all be answered by your orthodontist during your next appointment or even over the phone. But, if you’re looking to brush up on the best practices of caring for braces, here are some pointers.

First, you want to make sure that you’re brushing at least twice a day. It’s paramount that you are very thorough each time you brush. That’s because the dental appliance currently straightening your teeth can sometimes hinder proper bushing. Having braces is no excuse to skip brushing, you need to put in the extra effort to make sure you clean around your braces as best as you can.

Second, you want to make sure that you continue to floss. This can be tricky with braces, but it is entirely possible. Your orthodontist can recommend the best style of floss or flossing devices to help you floss around your braces. It is important to follow their instructions and continue to floss while you are wearing dental braces.

Next, you want to be sure that you take good care of your braces throughout the course of your treatment. Do so by being mindful about what you eat and always taking the advice of your orthodontist. They have worked with plenty of patients in the past and the advice they’re giving you is good. They know what is bad for you (and your braces) and they know what can cause your braces to break or become damaged.

A final good tip? It can help a lot to use a fork and knife to eat foods. If you bite into foods directly with your front teeth, you’re more likely to get food caught in your braces. Getting used to eating with a fork and knife will make eating with braces in a whole lot easier (and more enjoyable). If you have more questions about care for braces in Loma Linda, schedule an appointment with our office today.

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Monday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am – 7:00 pm
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Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
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