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Hygiene the Easy Way

Your braces and arch wires do not have to complicate your dental hygiene, but it does change. The key facts on ideal oral hygiene using fixed braces follow below:

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Professional tooth cleaning

The fact is: thorough dental care is especially important during orthodontic treatment. But despite optimum daily cleaning, the risk of plaque and developing cavities is particularly high. Therefore you are advised to get your teeth cleaned professionally on a regular basis. Plaques are removed, your teeth are polished and fluoride is applied to stabilize the tooth's surface. Furthermore, so-called peripheral brace sealing increases the resilience of your teeth to bacteria which encourage cavities.

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