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Things You Should Avoid Doing While Wearing Dental Braces

Childs mouth with braces flossingWhile undergoing orthodontic treatment, you’ll need to make some sacrifices. We know that this can be difficult, but just look at it as an investment in your beautiful, straight, perfect smile!

Your orthodontist will provide you with a list of things you should avoid doing while wearing your braces. These precautions are issued in order to make sure you don’t break your brackets, bend your wires, or cause pain or harm to yourself.

4 Things to Avoid While Wearing Braces

Below are four things you should avoid doing while you’re wearing your braces:

  1. Drinking Soda – Not only does soda contain too much sugar, but the acid in sodas and other carbonated drinks can dissolve the glue that keeps your brackets adhered to your teeth. This can cause the brackets to fall off.
  2. Chewing Ice – It’s never a great idea to chew on ice, but it’s even worse to chew ice when you’re wearing dental braces. Chewing ice can cause you to bend a wire or break off a bracket, both of which can be costly and uncomfortable problems to fix.
  3. Chewing Gum – Avoid anything overly sticky while you’re wearing braces, especially chewing gum. Gum and other sticky foods can put pressure on your braces and pull on the wires and bands around the molars.
  4. Forgetting to Floss – Flossing is always important, but it’s even more important while you’re wearing braces. This is because your braces can more easily trap food particles and debris in between the teeth. If the plaque and debris are allowed to accumulate, this can lead to dental cavities, tooth decay, and even gum disease. Flossing can be difficult when you’re wearing braces, but there are special tools to help you floss. For more information about flossing with braces, give your orthodontist a call.

Another important thing to remember is that it’s still important for you to visit the dentist every six months for a dental cleaning and exam, even when undergoing orthodontic treatment. To make an appointment for your checkup, please contact SpringRock Dental. Our family dental office is located here in beautiful Aurora, Colorado.

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