Did you know that having oral health issues can affect the rest of your body?
Forgetting to brush your teeth and avoiding floss when you should really be doing it, can bring on far more problems than just bad breath.
I’ve been strict about maintaining a healthy dental care routine since I got my braces.
Trying to brush your teeth with brackets stuck to them can be tricky in the beginning but if you’re using the right cleansing method and products, it can actually be fun.
How I clean my teeth
I’m going to miss this metal when my teeth are fixed. I’ve finally gotten the hang of brushing the bristles up and down between my brackets to polish those hard-to-reach places.
I brush twice a day as recommended and keep a bottle of mouthwash in my bag for whenever I need to quickly gargle, after a stringy lunch or snack.
Flossing is not my favourite – I also carry a box of floss in my handbag but since I have gaps, I tend to prefer to swish, swish with an oral rinse.
Follow my adult braces journey below:
Vlog 1: Getting Clear Adult Braces
In this video I share what it felt like to get my braces put on, as well as which foods my orthodontist recommended that I avoid.
Vlog 2: Dealing with broken brackets
Watch what I had to do when I accidentally broke my first bracket.
Vlog 3: How quickly my teeth have moved
In just 4 months, the state of my teeth have improved dramatically. The only downside is that I’d developed an even bigger gap than I had before.
Vlog 4: What stained my clear bands
If you’re thinking of getting clear braces with clear bands, these are the foods to avoid so that your bands don’t stain.
Find out what the best colour for clear braces is – hint: it’s not clear bands 😀
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