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can it be possible for you to use mouthwash with braces?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Yes: There is no reason why you wouldn't be able to use a mouthwash if you wear braces. However, proper brushing and flossing (perhaps a waterpik) and a diet that does not promote tooth decay would be more beneficial.
Answered on Jan 18, 2016
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Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
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I would ask your own Orthodontist what mouth rinse, if any, he\she would recommend and if so how many times per day. Many mouth rinses have alcohol in it and may not be advisable, especially if used too frequent. You should find out why the mouth rinse was recommended and what it is supposed to do- antimicrobial, fluoride, etc.
Dec 22, 2013
Dr. Denny Cho
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It's even more important to use mouthwash with braces. Brush three times a day, rinse twice a day, and floss once a day.
Dec 22, 2013

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