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Your orthodontist, Dr. Victoria Lynskey, cares about you and your smile, which is why she works hard to align your teeth and also encourages you to keep your oral health in tip-top shape. Little did you know, having a healthy smile during your orthodontic treatment doesn’t just happen on its own. You need to work hard to achieve that smile goal. To help you, she has some tips.

First, keep up on oral hygiene. All you need to do is brush your teeth after each meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and right before you go to bed at night. You should also floss your teeth and rinse your mouth at least once a day. Also, don’t forget to visit your dentist for your routine dental checkups.

Second, maintain a diet that is friendly to the teeth and appliance. This should include foods that contain Vitamin C and calcium. You should also avoid sugary, sticky, chewy, and acidic products because they can harm your tooth enamel, break your braces, and cause issues.

Third, expose your teeth to fluoride. Fluoride can help you strengthen your teeth and prevent enamel erosion and weak teeth. This is because the mineral seeps into your teeth and nourishes the outer shell, giving it the ability to prevent dental issues and remain healthy.

Call Victoria Lynskey DMD, MDS, Orthodontist today at 707-525-1180 and talk to a member of our orthodontic team if you would like to know more about how to have a healthy smile when you have braces in Santa Rosa, California. We are happy to help you in any way we can, and we look forward to giving you the information you need!