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Do you have questions about oral hygiene with braces? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Ben Frandsen, strongly encourages you to find the answers to your questions quickly. Not knowing everything about oral hygiene with braces can be detrimental. In fact, it can affect your appliance and your entire orthodontic journey. So, please work to find the answers. To help you get started, our orthodontist is happy to share the answers to the following commonly asked questions about oral hygiene with braces:

Question No. 1: How often should I brush and floss my teeth?
Answer: It’s vital to brush and floss regularly. In fact, you should brush after each meal. If you can floss after you brush, do it. If you can’t floss as often as you brush, just make sure to floss at least once a day. These things can help you maintain a top-notch appliance.

Question No. 2: Why is oral hygiene important?
Answer: Oral hygiene can help you have a functional appliance and a clean smile. It can also help you prevent major dental issues, like cavities, periodontal disease and more. So, don’t forget to brush and floss regularly! It’s also important to visit your dentist every six months for a routine dental cleaning and exam.

Question No. 3: Are there special tools to make oral hygiene easier?
Answer: Fortunately, there are many tools that can make oral hygiene with braces easier. Some of those tools include interdental brushes, water flossers, floss threaders and more. Feel free to use them!

Call Frandsen Orthodontics today at 801-375-3355 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our orthodontic team will be happy to tell you all about oral hygiene with braces in Orem, Utah, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We look forward to your phone call.