When you add braces to your mouth, cleaning becomes a lot more complicated, but it is still manageable if you pay special attention.
The main challenge when you wear braces is that food particles can easily get trapped and end up sticking to the teeth. Most of the times sugars and starches are turned into corrosive acid, and trapped behind the braces. These places are hard to reach by brushing and flossing alone. This can easily lead to tooth decay and damage – the kind that strips tooth-strengthening minerals, such as calcium and phosphate, from the enamel, causing enamel erosion.
The best line of defence against cavity-causing tooth decay when you wear braces is to use LISTERINE® mouthwash. Because LISTERINE® mouthwash can reach hard-to-reach spots that brushing and flossing may miss, it is an important part of your overall oral care routine.
Don’t avoid teeth-cleaning because it is difficult; it’s not impossible so stick to brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day, flossing and rinsing with LISTERINE® mouthwash.