The most difficult part of wearing braces is thoroughly cleaning them. There are hard-to-reach areas that don't seem to get penetrated even by thorough brushing. In this article, we will teach how to use the most efficient method in brushing teeth with braces and also the foods to avoid while you are on braces.

First things first. Braces require the utmost attention and care of any dental appliance, because braces usually last two to four years and dislocations of the brackets may lead to a visit to the dental clinic, resulting to unwanted fees. Braces are, by fact, the toughest dental appliance to clean. People who wear braces are faced with the responsibility of brushing their teeth after every meal (especially after eating seafood) and before going to sleep. The reason being that food debris clings on to teeth with braces even after gargling.

It is also imperative to know what kinds of food are recommended to people who wear braces. Dentists recommend easy-to-chew, well-cooked and soft foods, to avoid breakage and misalignment of braces. The types food you should avoid are:

1.) Tough-to-bite and touch-to-chew foods – 80% of dental appliance breakages are caused by eating hard foods. The wire in the brace is not very tough, so when biting hard foods, be sure to direct the bite to the second and third molars and not to the front teeth and cuspids to avoid loosening of the brackets.

2.) Uncooked food – obviously a breeding ground for bacteria and other vicious elements, uncooked food is definitely unsafe to eat when one wears braces. The bacteria may nest in hidden parts of the teeth, thus making it harder to clean and may promote unnoticed tartar buildup.

3.) Acidic foods and drinks – braces are metallic devices and therefore are prone … Read the rest

The most difficult part of wearing braces is thoroughly cleaning them. There are hard-to-reach areas that do not seem to get penetrated even by thorough brushing. In this article, we will teach how to use the most efficient method in brushing teeth with braces and also the foods to avoid while you are on braces.

First things first. Braces require the utmost attention and care of any dental appliance, because braces usually last two to four years and dislocations of the brackets may lead to a visit to the dental clinic, resulting to unwanted fees. Braces are, by fact, the toughest dental appliance to clean. People who wear braces are faced with the responsibility of brushing their teeth after every meal (especially after eating seafood) and before going to sleep. The reason being that food debris clings on to teeth with braces even after gargling.

It is also imperative to know what kinds of food are recommended to people who wear braces. Dentists recommend easy-to-chew, well-cooked and soft foods, to avoid breakage and misalignment of braces. The types food you should avoid are:

1.) Tough-to-bite and touch-to-chew foods – 80% of dental appliance breaks are caused by eating hard foods. The wire in the brace is not very tough, so when biting hard foods, be sure to direct the bite to the second and third molars and not to the front teeth and cuspids to avoid loosing of the brackets.

2.) Uncooked food – obviously a breeding ground for bacteria and other vicious elements, uncooked food is definitely unsafe to eat when one wears broces. The bacteria may nest in hidden parts of the teeth, thus making it harder to clean and may promote unnoticed tartar buildup.

3.) Acidic foods and drinks – braces are metallic devices and there are … Read the rest

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