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Dr. William B. Hentosz often installs braces to adjust the position and alignment of teeth. Through the course of routine adjustment sessions, these orthodontic imperfections are altered to give you an appealing smile and a more functional mouth. If you develop cavities on one or more teeth, it can increase the number of adjustments needed to achieve your ideal smile.

Brushing twice a day and flossing each evening is important for removing plaque and residual food particles for the prevention of tooth decay. If you’re having trouble brushing in and around braces hardware, you might want to try using an interdental brush. It has a small, angled head to help you remove food material from hard-to-reach places.

When flossing, it’s important to work the floss along the surfaces between the teeth as well as into the gumline. If you’re having difficulty cleaning around the braces or flossing the spaces between your teeth, you might want to try using interdental brushes or a floss threader with waxed dental floss.

If you’re struggling to maintain good oral hygiene habits in Alhambra, California, you should call 626-458-8898 to set up a consultation at William B. Hentosz, DDS, INC.