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How do you treat swollen gums when you have braces?
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In brief: Brush
Gum tissue needs food moving across it to stimulate it.
With appliances on one must brush the gum tissue as the food will not due to the braces interfering with their usual action.

In brief: Brush
Gum tissue needs food moving across it to stimulate it.
With appliances on one must brush the gum tissue as the food will not due to the braces interfering with their usual action.
Dr. Robert Eckelson
Dr. Robert Eckelson
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Dr. Christopher Dowd
Internal Medicine
In brief: Gum care
Dental care can be harder with braces.
However, with good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy and stop being swollen. Floss daily (thread it beneath the braces), brush after meals, use a water pik, and see your dentist & orthodontist regularly. If you follow this and still have problems, talk with your dentist/orthodontist about other considerations.

In brief: Gum care
Dental care can be harder with braces.
However, with good, regular dental care, you're gums should become healthy and stop being swollen. Floss daily (thread it beneath the braces), brush after meals, use a water pik, and see your dentist & orthodontist regularly. If you follow this and still have problems, talk with your dentist/orthodontist about other considerations.
Dr. Christopher Dowd
Dr. Christopher Dowd
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