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How should I get rid of swollen gums with braces?
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Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dentistry
3 doctors agree
In brief: Oral hygiene
Since your braces collect more debris, plaque and tarter accumulate much faster around the brackets, it is more difficult to reach between the teeth and to floss, regardless, you should try harder when you have braces get you teeth cleaned every 3 m not 6 months.
Brush and floss as usual and use a water pick to flush out the deposits and an interproximal brush to clean between the teeth.

In brief: Oral hygiene
Since your braces collect more debris, plaque and tarter accumulate much faster around the brackets, it is more difficult to reach between the teeth and to floss, regardless, you should try harder when you have braces get you teeth cleaned every 3 m not 6 months.
Brush and floss as usual and use a water pick to flush out the deposits and an interproximal brush to clean between the teeth.
Dr. Robert Mokbel
Dr. Robert Mokbel
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Good oral hygiene
Braces make it more difficult to keep your teeth clean with all the nooks and crannies.
That means one has to be more vigilant about brushing and flossing, sometimes more often than when you don't have braces. Being strict about your oral hygiene is important to prevent problems down the road.

In brief: Good oral hygiene
Braces make it more difficult to keep your teeth clean with all the nooks and crannies.
That means one has to be more vigilant about brushing and flossing, sometimes more often than when you don't have braces. Being strict about your oral hygiene is important to prevent problems down the road.
Dr. Daniel Sampson
Dr. Daniel Sampson
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