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We all know that orthodontic treatment is critical to getting the best smile possible. Even if you don’t need intense treatment, and can just get by with aligners or wires and brackets, you still need the help of an orthodontist to get a winning smile.

Our team here at Dr. Bostani's Advanced Dental in Burbank, California is committed to helping you get a great smile with braces. But as much work as we can do, you have to do your part. That involves keeping your mouth clean.

Here are a few tips from our staff that we recommend to all patients to help them achieve a great smile with braces.

Wash and Floss
Mouthwash is a critical part of maintaining great oral health while wearing braces. As great as you are at brushing and flossing (which we’ll get into here in a moment) there’s still bacteria you can’t quite get rid of on your own..

Mouthwash use, though, eliminates the rest of the germs that can cause tooth decay and other issues. You only need to use mouthwash once a day to keep things in order.

You’ll also want to make sure you use flossers created just for cleaning around braces. Our staff can help you find the best products for this process.

Brush after eating
The biggest thing you can do to care for your teeth when wearing braces is to brush after every meal. That seems like a lot of work, but it’s not. Just a quick brush to get rid of the food trapped in your teeth, and you’re good to go!

Caring for your teeth while wearing braces isn’t as difficult as it may seem at first. If you have any other questions, please contact us at 818-973-7100 today.