How to take care of my teeth when wearing braces or a retainer?

  • Make sure you brush your teeth after each meal and floss once a day.
  • Use fluoride-based toothpaste and ask our expert dentists at Accu Dental whether you need a fluoride rinse too. You can prevent cavities.
  • Brush your retainer gently with a toothbrush and toothpaste to keep it clean. You can also soak it in a denture cleaner as suggested by your dentist. Never put it in boiling water or the dishwasher.
  • When undergoing Orthodontic treatment, try avoiding food with more sugar content. Consuming foods with higher sugars may increase the number of bacteria in your mouth that can lead to potential cavities and decay.
  • Avoid sticky, chewy and hard foods or any food that can get stuck in your braces.