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Do you ever wonder why it’s so important to brush your teeth regularly when you have braces? If so, you have come to the right blog. Brushing is recommended after every meal and snack. To help you know why, our orthodontist, Dr. Ben Neibaur, is happy to list a couple reasons here:

Brushing removes plaque and food particles from your teeth and braces. Plaque is a harmful substance that attacks your teeth and promotes the development of tooth decay and gum disease, which are the most dangerous dental issues in the world today. Also, plaque can create yellow spots on your teeth when you remove your braces. You don’t want that, do you? Brushing can also remove food particles, which can help you have a clean smile and a fresh breath.

Brushing helps you care for your appliance. This is important because your braces need to care for your smile, but if it’s not cared for in the first place, it won’t be able to effectively do so. The more you care for your braces, the higher chance you have of having a more positive orthodontic journey.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about brushing with braces in Draper, Utah, please reach out to our orthodontic team at Neibaur Family Orthodontics when you have the chance. We are here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t be hesitant to call (801) 341-2191 now!