Brushing Your Teeth While You Have Braces

Usually, it is a good idea to brush your teeth twice a day and floss at least once a day. Some people brush after every meal, and if you choose to do that, you should wait for thirty minutes after your meal before you brush, to give your saliva time to clean the acid from your teeth. When you wear... read more »

Top Tips for Keeping Your Orthodontic Braces Safe and Clean

If you wish for your orthodontic braces to correct your smile properly, it is important to maintain an atmosphere conducive to effective care. Do not put your teeth or your braces at risk with ineffective cleaning treatments. When cleaning your braces, treat them as you would your own teeth and continue to care for them every day. The first step... read more »

Proper Oral Hygiene in Braces Matters to the Health of Your Smile

Taking care of your smile is essential for those teeth you want to keep. This is even more so when you are investing time and money to straighten your smile with orthodontia. The basic essentials of brushing and flossing while wearing braces need to be continued while exercising caution to avoid accidentally harming the brackets and wires. Because flossing can be difficult with... read more »

How to Prevent Gum Disease During Orthodontic Treatment

If you are aligning your smile, you are more susceptible to gum disease than those who aren’t. This is because the braces make it more difficult to deeply clean your teeth and completely remove the plaque on a regular basis. If the plaque isn’t removed, it can form gum disease, which is a serious dental issue that will irritate your... read more »

How to Care for Your Teeth with Braces

Dr. Michael Emanuel If you have crooked or crowded teeth, Dr. Michael Emanuel may recommend braces in Brooklyn, New York. Getting braces requires dedication on your part. Caring for your teeth while wearing braces will take a little more time. However, the end results are well worth the effort. How to Brush and Floss with Braces Braces and other orthodontic... read more »