Teeth Care Guide in Virginia

Take the Best Care of Your Smile

Protect Your Results and Your Oral Health

The way you care for your teeth at home—whether you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment or not—determines a lot about the health of your teeth and gums. Following the advice of our board-certified orthodontists is the best way to ensure great at-home habits to care for your teeth throughout orthodontic treatment.

How to Keep Your Teeth Clean While Wearing Braces/Orthodontics

Keeping your teeth clean while wearing braces is an essential part of maintaining good oral health. We recommend that you:

  • Brush 3 times a day, preferably after meals
  • Clean around your brackets and wires thoroughly
  • Floss daily
  • Rinse your teeth after cleaning them
  • Watch what you eat — Some foods can cause damage to braces and increase your risk of cavities

Our orthodontists and team will be happy to help you learn the best ways to brush and floss while wearing braces.

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