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 »

Your Fixed Retainer Needs Increased Oral Hygiene Focus

Having your braces adjusted at Dr. Michael Emanuel’s orthodontic clinic in Brooklyn, New York, has effectively corrected the alignment issues with your teeth. It’s important to understand that even once the braces hardware has been removed there will still be some residual tension in your dental sockets. To prevent this from relapsing your teeth out of their new position, Dr.... read more »