Halloween can be a scary holiday for your braces, which is why our Trine Dental Group team strongly recommends that you take good care of your appliance while you trick or treat and enjoy your holiday candy. You can do so by avoiding the chewy, sticky, and gooey treats and by doing the following things:
-Brush carefully: Don’t let food or candy particles remain trapped in your braces. To remove them, it’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and brush your teeth and braces carefully. If the soft-bristled toothbrush doesn’t work for you, you can use an orthodontic toothbrush that has V-shaped bristles.
-Brush between your brackets: Make sure to brush between your brackets so you can remove the harmful particles that create tooth decay and gum disease. You can use an interdental toothbrush to clean these spaces.
-Don’t forget to floss: Flossing at least once a day is important if you have braces, especially during Halloween. So, make sure to floss each crevice of your smile on a regular basis. If you have difficulty flossing, you can use a floss threader or stiff-tipped floss.
-Attend your adjustment appointments: Do your best to attend your adjustment appointments when recommended. Doing so will help you stay on track toward your perfect smile. We also recommend visiting your dentist for a six month checkup and cleaning so you can protect your teeth from the harmful candy particles that will attack your smile this Halloween.
For more information and details about how to take good care of your braces this Halloween in Orland Park, Illinois, please call our office today at 708-448-2588. Your orthodontist, Dr. Christopher Pavletic, and our orthodontic team will be more than happy to help you keep your appliance in tip-top shape!