Choosing The Right Toothpaste For Braces

Choosing The Right Toothpaste For Braces
Posted on 06/18/2019
Toothpaste On Toothbrush

Choosing The Right Toothpaste For Braces

Whether you choose braces or Invisalign, starting your orthodontic journey towards your new, beautiful smile, means entering a whole new world requiring extra diligence when it comes to the health of your mouth. Finding the best toothpaste for braces is ideal to maintain the best possible oral health. Whether you are already wearing braces or are preparing to get braces, the experts at Creekwood Orthodontics have advice on how to choose the right toothpaste. 

What Kind Of Toothpaste Should I Use?

No matter if you have metal, ceramic or plastic braces, food can get caught much easier than you are used to because of the brackets and wires. This results in a buildup of food particles and plaque, increasing the possibility of tooth decay and cavities. While wearing braces, you will want to increase your brushing habits to four times a day and set aside a little extra time to floss and clean around your braces. 

When shopping for toothpaste is it easy to get overwhelmed by the number of types and brands of toothpaste to choose from. After all, almost an entire aisle is dedicated to toothpaste alone. Each toothpaste company seems to make about a thousand types of different toothpaste. There are so many to chose from.

Creekwood Orthodontics has made this simple for you. You need to look for a toothpaste that contains fluoride, at the minimum. This is because fluoride protects the surface of your teeth from decay and helps you maintain strong and healthy teeth.  

You will want to avoid toothpaste with any whitening properties. The whitening toothpaste will only come into contact with the parts of your teeth not covered by your braces. You won't see a problem with this until your braces come off, and trust us, you don't want to see this. Wait until your orthodontic work is complete to start any whitening treatments on your teeth. 

Remember Good Oral Hygiene 

Don’t forget that during orthodontic treatment, along with choosing the right toothpaste for braces, you will want to brush your teeth four times a day. These four times a day should include in the morning after breakfast, after lunch, after dinnertime and right before bedtime.

Take the time, once a day, to floss your teeth. You can use a floss threader while wearing braces if this makes flossing easier for you. Be sure to floss around your archwire and not to put too much force on it as it is fragile. 

Call Creekwood Orthodontics Today To Find Out More 

Do you have more questions about choosing the right toothpaste for braces? Creekwood Orthodontics in Liberty, Cameron, and Kansas City, Missouri, has the answers to all of your questions and would love to hear from you. Feel free to reach out to us anytime. At Creekwood Orthodontics, our pledge is to offer the best orthodontic care and affordable braces for all of your oral needs.