Halloween can be a scary holiday for your braces, especially because of all the sticky, sugary, and gooey treats available. This is why it’s important to take good care of your orthodontic appliance and teeth as Halloween rounds the corner and heads toward us.
To help you care for your braces in Avon, Sandusky and Wadsworth, Ohio, our A&A Orthodontics team recommends doing the following things:
-Brush carefully: Don’t let food or candy particles remain trapped in your braces. To remove them, it’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and brush your teeth and braces carefully. If the soft-bristled toothbrush doesn’t work for you, you can use an orthodontic toothbrush that has V-shaped bristles.
-Brush between your brackets: Make sure to brush between your brackets so you can remove the harmful particles that create tooth decay and gum disease. You can use an interdental toothbrush to clean these spaces.
-Don’t forget to floss: Flossing at least once a day is important if you have braces, especially during Halloween. So, make sure to floss each crevice of your smile on a regular basis. If you have difficulty flossing, you can use a floss threader or stiff-tipped floss.
-Attend your adjustment appointments: Do your best to attend your adjustment appointments when recommended. Doing so will help you stay on track toward your perfect smile. We also recommend visiting your dentist for a six month checkup and cleaning so you can protect your teeth from the harmful candy particles that will attack your smile this Halloween.
To learn more about how to keep your braces and smile in tip-top shape this Halloween, please feel free to call our office today at and talk to your orthodontist, Dr. Shabbir Adenwalla and Inayat Ashai, or a member of our orthodontic team. We are happy to help you in any way we can!