A 38-year-old member asked:
how do you tell if your dental hygiene is good if you have braces?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
See dentist: See your dentist for 4 - 6 month check-ups , and cleanings. Especially important for the older orthodontis patients. Good luck.
4704 viewsReviewed Dec 6, 2018
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Sunglasses: Stainless steel shines when clean. Make sure to clean between the braces and the gum line. Make sure to clean between teeth. Consider using dental disclosing tablets. Ask your orthodontic specialist for orthodontic cleaning instructions and to rate your efforts.
4276 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Cosmetic Dentistry 43 years experience
Hard to keep clean!: If most people can't tell if their natural teeth are clean... ; natural teeth have only chewing surfaces, inside and outside gum/tooth interfaces ; the approximating walls "between the teeth" that need cleaning, how can they be expected to know if the five additional surfaces and the retaining wires that braces present are clean? Just brush floss and proxabrush daily and they will be "clean".
4276 viewsReviewed Dec 6, 2018
Last updated Dec 6, 2018
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