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Can you please describe the best ways for getting rid of puffy gums with braces?

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
55 years experience in Periodontics
See yor dentist: The movement of your teeth can irritate your gums and if you have braces they can irritate your gums too you must practice good oral hygiene while undergoing ortho and have frequent cleanings in some people the gums will stay irritated and red.
Answered on Jun 9, 2015
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