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Do you know you need to keep extra care of your teeth while you have braces? Well, it’s true! Your oral health is important and to help you understand how to brush your teeth with braces, our team here at Dr. Phil's Family Dental Care PLLC in San Antonio, Texas, is happy to share some basic information and tips.

Braces can sometimes feel uncomfortable until you are used to them on your teeth. And knowing how to properly care for them is essential for the orthodontic treatment to be a success. Braces, wires, springs, and rubber bands can hold and trap objects like food particles and plaque, so if it’s not brushed away and cleaned, you could be setting your smile up for a disaster.

Did you know, there are specific tools you can use to brush and floss your teeth with braces effectively? Well, it’s true! These special brushes that can be used, as well as air or water flossers,  help in the hard-to-reach places. It is also important to try and brush or rinse your mouth out after every meal to keep your teeth in tip-top shape.

If you ever have questions about your orthodontic needs, or if you have questions about your braces, please call us today at 210-231-0430 to set up an appointment with Philip Tetz. Our orthodontic staff is trained and prepared to help you in any way we can as you undergo treatment.