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As you spring clean your house this year, keep your braces in mind! In fact, it’s best to include “spring clean your braces” on your to-do list. Spring cleaning your braces can help you have the top-notch appliance you need and it can help you have a successful and inconvenience-free orthodontic journey! To help you spring clean your braces, our orthodontist, Dr. Scott Healey, encourages you to do the following things:

-Visit your dentist for a professional dental cleaning: Professional dental cleanings are vital for a great oral health and smile. This is because it removes the plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, which can help you avoid tooth decay and gum disease. When you have braces, these substances tend to get stuck in, under and around your braces, so make sure to schedule an appointment.

-Replace your toothbrush: Spring cleaning is the perfect time to get a new toothbrush! It’s strongly recommended to replace your toothbrush every three to four months or when the bristles have frayed. Typically, bristles fray quickly because braces tend to wear the toothbrush down.

-Invest in a water flosser: A water flosser can help you spring clean your smile because it sprays a strong stream of water into the mouth and cleans the crevices. This can make flossing with braces much easier than flossing with dental floss. So, feel free to spring clean your smile with a water flosser.

To learn more about how to spring clean your braces in Lindon, Utah, please contact our orthodontic team at 801.653.0099. We will be more than happy to give you the tips, information and details you need, so call 801.653.0099 now!