In order for you to have the best smile ever, it is important to keep good oral hygiene! Teeth with braces need special attention to prevent potential problems such as permanent white spots, and bleeding and swollen gums.

22. decalcification 22. gingivitis 22. advanced gingivitis 22. periodontitis
Decalcification Bleeding gums Swollen gums Gum disease

These problems not only cause serious damage to your teeth and gums but also delay your treatment—you may need to wear your braces longer! Problems such as cavities, plaque, and tartar build-up can be fixed by your dentist. Decalcification spots are permanent and cannot be removed!

It is easy to avoid these problems as long as you brush your teeth carefully during your treatment! Take good care in brushing around the brackets, underneath the archwire and your gums. Don’t forget to floss using your dental floss threaders! It is up to you to take care of your teeth so your smile is beautiful once your braces come off!