How to Prevent Cavities When You Have Braces

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When you align your smile with braces, it’s very important to take good care of your teeth and gums. One of the reasons why is because you need to prevent cavities during your orthodontic journey. To help you, our orthodontist, Dr. Robert Montoya, has some helpful cavity-preventing tips he would like to share with you.

First, brush your teeth frequently. This means you need to brush after each meal and snack. In other words, you need to brush after each time you eat. This can help you quickly remove cavity-causing food particles and plaque from your smile and braces.

Second, floss your teeth at least once a day. Flossing will help you remove those same cavity-causing substances from between your teeth and in the nooks and crannies of your braces. If you have a tough time flossing, feel free to ask our team for flossing tips.

Third, have a healthy and balanced diet. This means you need to avoid sugary and acidic foods and drinks as well as drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to prevent cavities when you have braces in Keller, Texas, please contact Montoya Orthodontics at 817-427-2237 at your earliest convenience. Our orthodontic team will be excited to help you!