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Are you looking for tips on how to keep your teeth clean while you are wearing braces? If so, you have come to the right place! Here at RiverLake Family Dental in Sacramento, California, we are happy to give you the answers you are looking for when it comes to brushing your teeth with braces.

Braces can at times feel uncomfortable until you are used to them. And knowing how to properly care for them and your smile is important for the orthodontic treatment to be a success. Braces, wires, springs, and rubber bands can clutch and trap food particles and plaque, so if it’s not brushed away and cleaned, you could be setting your smile up for a disaster.

Did you know, there are orthodontic tools you can use to brush and floss your teeth with braces effectively? Well, it’s true! There are special brushes that can be used, as well as air or water flossers to reach the hard-to-reach places. It is vital to try and brush or rinse your mouth out after every meal to keep your teeth in tip-top shape.

If you still have questions about your orthodontic treatment, or if you have questions about your braces, please call us today at 916-422-1823 to set up an appointment with Calvin L. Garland. Our expert, orthodontic staff is happy to help you in any way we can as you undergo treatment.