With braces, it is extremely important to develop a good brushing and flossing routine. It is normal for this process to be a little more time consuming and requires patience and determination — you can do it!
Food particles tend to get stuck around the braces and create an environment that will increase the growth of bacteria. This may eventually cause a softening of the outer hard enamel surface of the tooth. This may begin as a white discoloration and progress into an actual cavitation in the tooth.
Don’t worry, we will show you how to properly brush and floss while at your visit with us in the office. In the meantime, use these step-by-step brushing and flossing guides below.