Brushing your teeth after every meal help to keep your braces and brackets clean and clear of food and helps to prevent any staining of your braces. This will also prevent tooth decay which can occur due to food getting trapped in between braces and brackets.
Foods well known for staining teeth include soft drinks, tea, wine, fruit juice, tomato sauces, sports drinks, and berries. The same is true for staining your braces. Food with dark colours and food colouring are recommended to be avoided as the strong colours instantly stain braces.
Flossing and rinsing your mouth will help clean the braces and teeth by cleaning the spaces missed by tooth brushing alone as well as reducing the chance of staining.
Norwest Orthodontics offer our patients advice on how to look braces. For more information or advice, please contact the team at Norwest Orthodontics on 9672 6113.