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Timnath CO Orthodontist Gives Tips for Fresh Breath While Wearing Braces

timnath-co orthodontist fresh breath with braces tipsWearing braces can pose many challenges. You can’t eat everything you’d like; it’s tougher to floss, and it’s harder to keep your teeth clean and free of food debris. There’s also the possibility of bad breath. There are several reasons for this, and our Timnath orthodontist from Ebert Orthodontics has some solutions for you!

When you wear braces, food has a way of finding new places to get caught. This leads to the growth of oral bacteria that can cause bad breath. Here are some things you can do if you find yourself dealing with this problem…

Timnath CO Orthodontist Shares 3 Great Ways To Keep Your Breath Fresh!

#1 – Stay Hydrated

Drink plenty of water throughout the day. It helps keep your body working properly and also helps prevent dry mouth, which is a place where bacteria love to gather. When your mouth is dry, it produces less saliva. Saliva is your body’s natural way of removing bacteria and food remnants from your mouth, so it’s important for your mouth to keep producing it.

#2 – Eat Healthy

Sugar-heavy foods and beverages are bad for your teeth and your braces, and they can also contribute to bad breath. Replace your soda with water, and stick with healthy fruits and vegetables, protein, dairy, and grains that our Timnath orthodontist says are safe to eat with braces. Pizza and French fries might be on our list of favorite foods, but they don’t do our breath any favors, and that’s especially true if we’re wearing braces. Hard, sticky candies should not be eaten anyway, since they can damage braces. Popcorn, nuts, caramel, pretzels, and corn chips are also items you should avoid. They are bad for braces and can linger behind on brackets and behind wires.

#3 – Good Hygiene

It’s important to brush and floss regularly to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Brushing twice a day might not be enough with braces; you should carry a toothbrush with you and duck into a bathroom after lunch or a snack to make sure those food particles don’t take up residence in your mouth for very long. Flossing is a little trickier with braces, but your Timnath CO orthodontist will be happy to help you figure out the best way to do it. In addition, you should regularly rinse your mouth with an alcohol-free mouthwash (since alcohol can contribute to dry mouth). Your Timnath orthodontist can recommend a good mouthwash for you.

Our orthodontist in Timnath CO can help with more suggestions for avoiding bad breath with braces!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to orthodontics, feel free to contact Ebert Orthodontics, with a convenient orthodontic office location near Timnath CO, by clicking here or by calling 970.490.6065.

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  • “We want to thank you for the professional, compassionate care you’ve given our children on their orthodontic journeys. Your office achieves a wonderful blend of friendliness, warmth, and professionalism, as well as fun. It’s been a positive experience all along and we’re so pleased with the kids’ smiles.”

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  • “My whole family has been impressed with the office of Dr. Ebert. I have 3 children for sure that will be getting braces, possibly four. Jennifer has been very helpful with information and Dr. Ebert’s explanation to the kids is awesome!! Highly recommend the office.”

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  • “The staff is always friendly and I love the options for payment plans to make it affordable to have 2 children with braces. My children love going in for the appointments and the results of the treatments are fantastic!! Excellent all around!”

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  • “I have been going to Dr. Ebert forever!! She did my braces when I was in middle school/high school. Now both of my girls see Dr. Ebert! Dr. Ebert and her staff are so great! Very welcoming and make the visit fun for the patients!”

    - Dixie W.

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  • “Dr. Ebert and her team have changed my life! Before my braces I was afraid to smile and show my teeth. After my braces got taken off I was confident and smiled showing my teeth. I cannot thank you enough for helping me.”

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  • “My experience with Dr. Ebert’s office was great! The care was affordable with the payment plan they set up for me. The staff was very professional, well informed, polite and caring. There were a lot of fun activities, perks, prizes, etc. that are fun for kids and adults alike!”

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