Tips For Protecting Your Teeth During Orthodontic Treatment

Do you have orthodontic treatment planned? If so, you need to avoid damaging your teeth during the process. In this blog post we will discuss a few tips for protecting your teeth during orthodontic treatment.

– Brush with fluoride toothpaste twice per day, morning and evening.

– Rinse with water after brushing to remove any residual toothpaste from the mouth.

– Avoid sweetened drinks or food that contain sugar as they can lead to cavities and dental erosion by encouraging bacteria growth in between teeth while orthodontics are being worn.

– Seek advice from your orthodontist or dentist if you are using orthodontic appliances.

– Consider wearing a night guard when sleeping, especially during the first few months of orthodontic treatment. You can also buy generic mouth guards at most pharmacies that will protect teeth while sleeping.

– Avoid extreme forces on orthodontic appliances such as biting down on hard objects like pens or pencils.

– Avoid chewing on ice cubes and other frozen foods that can break orthodontic brackets or wires, especially during the first few months of orthodontics treatment when your mouth will be more tender.

– Try to avoid opening bottles with your teeth as this can damage orthodontic appliances.

– Use a straw for drinking to avoid the orthodontics touching against your lips, which could result in them damaging or even loosening.