How to Maintain Clean Teeth with Braces

Enduring orthodontic treatment can often be difficult, but patients must refrain from neglecting their oral health. With countless orthodontic appointments and the potential pain presented by braces, it’s easy to skip oral hygiene. However, it’s crucial for patients to maintain clean teeth with braces, as oral care requires a bit more. Braces create numerous hard-to-reach areas throughout your mouth that makes cleaning less effective, yet more necessary.

At the office of Robert Rosenfeld DDS, we understand the difficulties of keeping clean teeth with braces. Dr. Rosenfeld genuinely cares for his patients and wants to ensure every patient maintains proper oral health habits throughout their orthodontic treatment. Take a moment to learn why dental hygiene is so important in the presence of braces and how you can effectively keep your teeth clean throughout the process.

Braces Make Teeth More Susceptible to Cavities and Staining

As mentioned, metal braces create many hard-to-reach areas inside your mouth. The gaps between your teeth, as well as between brackets, become susceptible to decay.  Also, braces allow food debris to remain on your teeth for longer periods of time, which gives bacteria more time to create plaque and acids.

Dental hygiene should always be a priority. In the presence of braces, it becomes even more necessary. Of course, we understand how difficult it can be to reach those small areas created by your braces, but there a few techniques  you can use to thoroughly clean teeth with braces.

Helpful Tools in Keeping Teeth Clean

While braces do present some difficulty to oral hygiene, you can utilize a few different tools to simplify the process. Again, patients need to pay special attention to their oral health during orthodontic treatment. Therefore, take a look at a few ways you can maintain clean teeth with braces:

  • Water Flossers: Perhaps one of the most effective ways to keep teeth clean, is with the use of a water flosser.  They use a pressurized stream of water to flush out food debris and bacteria from your teeth.
  • Floss Threaders: Getting floss between brackets and under wires can be difficult, but floss threaders can be very helpful. You can ask your orthodontist or Dr. Rosenfeld for threaders at your next appointment.
  • Proxy Brushes: Shaped like a Christmas tree, proxy brushes are designed to brush in between brackets and underneath wires—where your toothbrush can’t reach. They are also great for bringing on the go and using after meals.

Don’t Forget Regular Checkups and Cleanings

Maintaining clean teeth with braces doesn’t have to be a difficult task and, as you can see, there are plenty of ways to simplify your dental hygiene routine and prevent cavities. However, you should also visit Dr. Robert Rosenfeld twice a year, especially during orthodontic treatment, to ensure your teeth are healthy and cavity free.

Contact us today for any questions or to schedule an appointment. You can also give us a call at 858.755.1189.

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"As good as it gets is correct!  Dr. Rosenfeld and his team are no-ka-oi!  He is a caring and kind professional with a bit o bend toward perfectionism.  The latter being a good thing when it comes to one's teeth.  At 58 he filled my first EVER cavity.  I was a bit nervous not having had that procedure ever before.  Dr. Rosenfeld took the time to make sure the area was numb to minimize my discomfort.  We agreed I probably needed a little more so he administered two more doses.  No discomfort whatsoever.  Toward the end of last year, I needed my first ever cap to repair a fissure in one of my molars.  This is where the perfectionism came into play - Dr. Rosenfeld made sure the cap exactly matched the color of my teeth. Dr. Rosenfeld is a marvelous practitioner!  I've recommended four friends to him and they all love him and his incredible team." Allan C. 

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"Seriously the best dentist our family has ever had. Dr Rosenfeld is great (for me) for the regular cleanings) and wonderful for my husband who has very problematic teeth and gums. Dr. Rosenfeld figured out the best way to help my husband minimize future problems and keep his mouth healthy." Kristin B.

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"Dr. Rosenfeld is the best! I’ve been going to him for 10+ years now and he’s been nothing but caring and an excellent dentist to me. He really makes a point to make sure that you’re comfortable throughout the whole appointment. He even gave me lip balm during working on my cavity to make sure I was as comfortable as possible! When I come in, I feel nervous and dreadful but Dr. Rosenfeld somehow always has a way of leaving me with a smile when we are done. Not that i will hope for another cavity though, of course."


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"Dr. Rosenfeld is the best! I’ve been going to him for 10+ years now and he’s been nothing but caring and an excellent dentist to me. He really makes a point to make sure that you’re comfortable throughout the whole appointment. He even gave me lip balm during working on my cavity to make sure I was as comfortable as possible! When I come in, I feel nervous and dreadful but Dr. Rosenfeld somehow always has a way of leaving me with a smile when we are done. Not that i will hope for another cavity though, of course." Adena F.

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"Dr. Rosenfeld and his staff are absolutely AMAZING.  I have a fear of dentists and dentistry, but Dr. Rosenfeld and his outstanding team went the extra mile to make sure that I felt comfortable, reassured me that they would do anything and everything to take great care of me, and never made me feel anything but a very valued patient.  I never knew that an office would go so far to help me get through some challenging (at least for me) dental procedures.  Words cannot begin to express my gratitude for this office.  If only all businesses could provide the same level of customer service..  Oh, did I forget to mention that their work is top notch.  Worth every penny!" Kevin B.
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