Oral hygiene is a key part of your braces journey. Of course, it’s always important to brush your teeth. However, braces can easily collect bacteria, which means you are more prone to cavities during your treatment. Luckily though, the right toothpaste can help you protect your smile. Below, we’ll give you our tips for choosing a toothpaste for braces.
Which Type of Toothpaste is Best?
When choosing a toothpaste for braces, it’s important to choose a product with fluoride. Fluoride is one of the strongest anti-cavity ingredients, which makes it essential for braces care. You might also want to choose a product for sensitive teeth, as braces can often make the mouth tender before and after adjustments. While you have braces, it’s important to avoid whitening toothpaste. Whitening products can create an uneven look, since they cannot whiten the surface beneath your brackets. Once the braces come off, you can quickly and easily whiten your teeth.
How to Choose the Right Product
Always choose a toothpaste that is dentist-recommended. The ADA puts a seal on dentist-recommended tubes of toothpastes, so look for this seal while shopping. You can also click here to find ADA-recommended oral hygiene products. Still not sure? Talk to your dentist. They will always be happy to give you product recommendations.
Other Important Supplies for Braces Care
Toothpaste for braces is important, but it’s best used along with other products designed for braces care. For instance, getting a toothbrush with angled bristles and/or a small brush head will make it much easier to clean in and around your brackets. It’s also important to floss daily. Traditional floss, individual floss picks, or even a water flosser are all good options while you have braces.
Don’t Forget Your Dental Cleanings!
Your brushing habits are just one part of a good oral hygiene routine. In addition to brushing twice per day, it’s also important to visit your dentist every six months. Your dentist will check your teeth for decay and clear away stubborn plaque, helping your mouth stay healthy throughout your braces journey. Call the Noble Smile team to schedule your dental cleaning today!