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Unhealthy Habits that Can Damage Your Braces

If you want your smile-transformation to go as well as possible, then it’s imperative to keep your braces in great shape. Unfortunately, there are habits that can harm and even break your appliance. Avoid these habits as much as possible:

Neglecting to brush, floss, and rinse: Oral hygiene is vital for tip-top teeth and braces. This is because cleaning your teeth on a consistent basis keeps your appliance in shape and also keeps dental issues at bay. So, please don’t forget to brush your teeth twice a day, floss once a day, and for an extra boost, rinse with antibacterial mouthwash.

Eating braces-harming foods: Dr. Casey Warren may have told you that certain foods can alter and break your braces. It’s best to avoid eating these foods as much as possible. This includes hard, sticky, and chewy foods that cling to your teeth and appliance and cause harm, such as caramel, taffy, and popcorn.

Not wearing a mouth guard: If you play a high-contact sport and choose not to wear a mouth guard, your braces and smile are in danger. Hard, forceful objects tend to hit your mouth and break your braces and even your teeth. So please wear a mouth guard each time you play.

If you avoid doing these things, you’ll be on the right track toward an amazing smile in Springville, Utah. For more information and details about how to take safe care of your orthodontic appliance, please call Warren Orthodontics at your earliest convenience. You can book an appointment with Dr. Casey Warren if you have any problems with your braces. We are happy to help you!