Your braces need maintenance on a regular basis, especially this Halloween. So, to help you keep your orthodontic appliance in tip-top shape before and after you trick or treat, our Dr. Ronald L. Champion, DDS team recommends staying away from the sticky, gooey, and chewy treats and by doing the following things:
-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.
To learn more about how to maintain your braces in Modesto, California, please feel free to call our office today at 209.575.5888. We also encourage you to schedule an appointment with your orthodontist, Dr. Ronald Champion, if you are due for an adjustment appointment or if you have any concerns about your orthodontic appliance. Our orthodontic team is more than happy to help you!