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When you’re aligning your smile with Six Month Smiles braces there are things that can affect the progress of the treatment and even damage your appliance and smile. Poor oral hygiene is one of those things. This is why our dentists, Drs. Nader and Resek, have oral hygiene rules set for treatment with braces. You deserve the best and most successful treatment possible. So, make sure to follow those rules. Those rules are:

-Brush often: It’s very important to brush after each time you eat. This is because it can remove the food particles that are stuck in your appliance and around your teeth. This can help you avoid dental and orthodontic issues as well as embarrassing food-stuck-in-the-smile moments.

-Use interdental brushes: Interdental brushes help you clean the small areas of the appliance that the toothbrush can’t reach. Make sure to use interdental brushes often.

-Floss regularly: Flossing is very important, so make sure to floss at least once a day. If you can, floss more. Fortunately, there are many products available that can make flossing with braces easier, like water flossers and floss threaders.

-Rinse your mouth daily: Rinsing with antibacterial or fluoride mouthwash can help you clean the mouth, strengthen the smile and remove plaque and bacteria from the teeth and gums. Make sure to rinse once a day.

For more information and details about oral hygiene with Six Month Smiles braces in Oakmont, Pennsylvania, please contact our dental team at your earliest convenience. All you need to do is reach out to Oakmont Family Dentists at 412-828-3311 and we will be thrilled to help you. We look forward to your phone call!