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How to Keep Your Braces Clean This Holiday Season

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Tis the season! Before too long, we’ll all be enjoying traditional homemade goodies and treats packaged in decorative tins. Dr. Kincer and his team are passionate about the health of your teeth and offer some tips to help keep your smile (and braces) clean this holiday season.

Foods to Avoid with Braces

The general rule with braces is to avoid any hard and sticky sweets. Such as caramel, peanut brittle, or toffee. Dipped caramel apples at the holiday markets are hard to resist, but you must!

Anything hard and chewy can break or pull off brackets.

Frequent Brushing

Remember to use a soft bristle toothbrush and proxy-brush to get into small spaces more easily. Brush after every meal and holiday treat. Plan to carry a travel brush with you, especially during the holidays. But if you end up without one, swish your mouth out with water to get rid of some of the residue.

Floss After Meals

Using a floss threader or water flosser will clean around any wire obstacles. It is extremely important to floss between every tooth. Especially if you’re snacking on sugary sweets. It’s okay to keep a toothpick handy if you’re out for dinner, but just be careful to not use it aggressively. And remember, toothpicks don’t replace flossing!

Rinse with Fluoride Mouthwash

Fluoridated mouthwash will help remineralize any areas where sugar or plaque stuck to your teeth too long, but it only works if you’ve brushed and flossed first. Choose a rinse with essential oils to keep your breath fresh.

Stay on top of oral health this holiday season by keeping your routine orthodontic visits. Contact our office today as appointments will fill up quickly!

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

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