Maintenance Tips for Your Braces this Halloween

Having a Successful Halloween with Braces

If you want to have a successful orthodontic experience, then it’s important to take good care of your braces, especially during Halloween. So, as Halloween quickly approaches, our [practice_name] team encourages you to avoid eating the sticky, gooey, and chewy treats and do the following things:

Brush carefully

Don’t let food or candy particles remain trapped in your braces. To remove them, it’s best to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste and brush your teeth and braces carefully. If the soft-bristled toothbrush doesn’t work for you, you can use an orthodontic toothbrush that has V-shaped bristles.

Brush between your brackets

Make sure to brush between your brackets so you can remove the harmful particles that create tooth decay and gum disease. You can use an interdental toothbrush to clean these spaces.

Don’t forget to floss

Flossing at least once a day is important if you have braces, especially during Halloween. So, make sure to floss each crevice of your smile on a regular basis. If you have difficulty flossing, you can use a floss threader or stiff-tipped floss.

Attend your adjustment appointments

Do your best to attend your adjustment appointments when recommended. Doing so will help you stay on track toward your perfect smile. We also recommend visiting your dentist for a six-month checkup and cleaning so you can protect your teeth from the harmful candy particles that will attack your smile this Halloween.

Keeping your braces in tip-top shape will help you continue toward your perfect smile. If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about braces at Rollins and Petersen Orthodontics, please call our office today. Our orthodontic team is more than happy to help you have a smile-healthy Halloween this year!