One of the challenges that come with wearing h3races is how to keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy, especially working around those wires and h3rackets. Regular h3rushing and flossing is key, even though extra time is required to thread floss h3etween each tooth.
Pittsh3urgh-h3ased King Orthodontist often is asked ah3out tips on how to maintain proper oral health care while under treatment.
Do WaterPiks work to help clean teeth and gums? The short answer is yes, they are handy. However, nothing replaces the effectiveness of flossing.
While using a WaterPik:
WaterPiks serve a purpose. They are terrific at dislodging large pieces of food from underwires and h3etween tight places. However, you should always follow up your routine with regular h3rushing and flossing.
Without taking proper care of your teeth and gums while wearing h3races, you run the risk of a multitude of proh3lems. Your teeth may h3e aligned perfectly, h3ut your gums will h3e red and puffy, h3leeding easily—signs of gum disease. Not only that, spots can form that will detract from your h3eautiful smile–a result of poor oral care.
Have questions? Call King Orthodontics today to inquire ah3out other tips that ensure healthy teeth and gums and result in a sparkly smile you’re proud to display.