Now that your braces are off, it is important to maintain your teeth so they stay healthy and looking great! Here are 8 tips to help you do just that:
1. Brush your teeth at least twice a day with fluoride toothpaste.
You should brush your teeth at least twice a day, and use fluoride toothpaste to help prevent cavities. Fluoride helps remineralise your teeth and makes them more resistant to decay. Be sure to brush all surfaces of your teeth, including the front, back, and chewing surfaces.
2. Floss at least once a day.
Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from in between your teeth, where your toothbrush can’t reach. Be sure to floss gently so you don’t damage your gums.
3. Eat a balanced diet and avoid sugary foods and drinks.
Eating a balanced diet is important for your overall health, and it will also help keep your teeth healthy. Avoid sugary foods and drinks, as they can cause cavities.
Drinking plenty of water throughout the day will also help wash away food particles and plaque.
If you do eat sugary foods or drink sugary beverages, be sure to brush your teeth afterwards.
4. Use a mouthwash daily.
Mouthwash can help remove plaque and food particles from your teeth and gums. Be sure to use a mouthwash that contains fluoride.
Swishing mouthwash around in your mouth for 30 seconds will help reach all surfaces of your teeth.
Spit the mouthwash out after swishing it around, and don’t drink it.
5. See your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings.
Even if you take good care of your teeth at home, it’s important to see your dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. They can help spot any problems early on and provide professional cleanings that will remove tartar and plaque build-up.
6. Avoid biting into hard objects like ice cubes.
Biting into hard objects can damage your teeth. If you want to chew on something hard, try sugar-free gum instead. Chewing gum can also help increase saliva flow, which helps keep your mouth healthy.
7. Wear a mouthguard if you participate in contact sports.
If you participate in any contact sports, it’s important to wear a mouthguard. A mouthguard will help protect your teeth from being damaged if you get hit in the face or mouth.
8. Don’t use your teeth as tools.
Don’t use your teeth to open packages or bottles, or to cut tape or string. This can damage your teeth and cause them to break. Using your teeth as tools can also damage the enamel, which is the hard outer layer of your teeth.
Just Got Your Braces Off? Get In Touch With Brighton Dental Suite
And that’s it! Just by following these simple tips, you can help keep your teeth healthy and looking great. Have any questions? Feel free to get in touch with us at Brighton Dental Suite We’re always happy to help!