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How often do you think about the health of your teeth while wearing braces? The chances are you’re thinking about the discomfort associated with braces instead.

The thing is, if you don’t work hard on maintaining great tooth health, you’ll end up with all sorts of potential oral health problems. That’s why you have to focus on your tooth health and your braces when undergoing orthodontic treatment.

Let’s look at a few things Dr. Dawn Wu and Dr Huyen Nguyen recommend for caring for your teeth with braces.

Keep braces in good condition
There’s a reason we advise you to avoid sticky foods while wearing braces – they easily damage the hardware on your teeth. Part of having healthy teeth while you’re wearing braces revolves around keeping your braces in tip-top shape. While you can’t do everything to keep them perfect – that’s what we do here in the office – you can do a lot to make sure that your braces aren’t hindering your tooth health.

Brush after eating
The biggest thing you can do to care for your teeth when wearing braces is to brush after every meal. That seems like a lot of work, but it’s not. Just a quick brush to get rid of the food trapped in your teeth, and you’re good to go!

Caring for your teeth while wearing braces isn’t as difficult as it may seem at first. If you have any other questions, please contact New Smile Dentistry at (972) 231-9591 today.