The Lowdown on Braces and Bad Breath
Wearing braces to give you a great-looking smile requires adjusting your oral care habits to keep your teeth clean and prevent bad breath. Bad breath can occur when there are food particles left trapped in between the brackets and wires.
As this food breaks down, it creates bacteria. These bacteria are part of what causes bad breath. In addition, when bacteria combine with new food particles, they can create tooth-decaying acid. The acid will slowly erode the enamel layer of the teeth.
Furthermore, besides bad breath and tooth decay, bad oral care habits can cause you to experience other types of problems. To find out what these are, the Dos and Don’ts of what types of food to eat with braces, and proper oral care methods, we invite you to continue reviewing and reading the following infographic.
Afterward, if you have further questions about how to care for your teeth with braces or need help addressing a bad breath problem, please feel free to contact Labbe Family Orthodontics today, where we believe “Life Is Better with a Smile!”