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If you want a top-notch oral health as you align your smile, our William B. Hentosz, DDS, INC team has some helpful tips for you! It’s very important to take good care of your teeth and appliance as you go through your smile transformation, and you can do so by doing the following things:

Keep up on oral hygiene
As you may already know, it’s extremely important to brush and floss your teeth each day. It’s also important to rinse your smile with mouthwash daily. However, when you have braces, it’s strongly recommended to brush and floss your teeth after each meal and snack so the food particles and plaque are removed from your smile.

Avoid certain foods
There are certain foods that can harm your teeth and damage your braces, and those foods are: sugary, starchy, chewy, and sticky products. The sugary and starchy foods tend to create tooth decay and other dental issues while the chewy and sticky foods break your brackets and wires. Please do your best to avoid these products.

Wear a mouthguard
Mouthguards are handy appliances that can protect your teeth and braces while you are active. If you wear a mouthguard while playing sports, skateboarding, skiing, etc., your smile will be safe from the hard, forceful objects that hit it.

If you do these three things, your oral health, smile, and orthodontic appliance will remain in tip-top shape! If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to take care of your teeth and braces in Alhambra, California, call 626-458-8898 today and talk to a member of our team. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. William B. Hentosz if you have any concerns. We are here to help you!