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If you want a straight and beautiful smile, then it’s important to take care of your braces as Halloween rounds the corner and heads toward us. If you don’t take good care of your braces, there is a chance your appliance could break and delay your treatment time. So, to help you prevent this from happening, our Beautiful New Smiles team recommends that you do the following things this holiday season:

-Brush carefully: It’s important to remove food and candy particles from your braces on a regular basis. You can do so with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. If a soft-bristled toothbrush doesn’t do the job, consider using an orthodontic toothbrush with V-shaped bristles.

-Brush between your brackets: Make sure to brush between your brackets. You can do so with an interdental toothbrush.

-Don’t forget to floss: Flossing is vital for your oral health, especially during Halloween. So, make sure to floss between your teeth at least once a day. If you’re having trouble doing so, you can use a floss threader or special stiff-tipped floss.

-Attend your adjustment appointments: Do your best to stay on track with your adjustment appointments. This will help you work toward a beautiful smile this Halloween. We also recommend visiting your dentist if you’re due for a six month checkup. This appointment will help you deeply clean your smile.

If you do these things, you will stay on the right track that leads to your perfect smile. Your orthodontist, Dr. Nehi Ogbevoen, also recommends that you avoid eating the treats that can harm your braces in Alhambra, California. For more information and details, please call our office today at 626-458-8898. We look forward to helping you!