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In order to keep your smile in tip-top shape with braces, it is important to remember your oral health hygiene routine of brushing for twice a day and flossing daily. To remind you of how to care for your teeth, our team here at Amy Richter Orthodontics in Buffalo, New York, is happy to give you these reminders about how to keep your teeth clean with braces.

When it comes to brushing your teeth while wearing braces, there are special types of toothbrushes that work well with braces you can choose from. It is best to choose one with soft bristles which can fit the shape and size of your mouth. Choosing a toothpaste that fights against cavities is also helpful to fighting cavities from your teeth.

Flossing your teeth is an important tool when it comes to keeping your teeth and braces healthy. Food particles and debris can easily wedge between your teeth with braces, and plaque will develop in places your toothbrush can’t reach. That is why it is essential to take the time to floss your teeth each day. Bacteria can also form in your mouth, so using a mouthwash that clears away bacteria and fights cavities can help keep your braces and smile clean and healthy.

If you have any questions or concerns about your braces or would like to find out more about our orthodontic treatment, Dr. Amy Richter please call us today at 716-239-4815 to set up an appointment. Our talented staff is dedicated to giving you the high-quality care you deserve.