If you or someone you know wears braces, you’re used to getting food stuck in them. That’s just part of the whole experience. And when you wear cool wires on your teeth (yes, we’re talking about the fluorescent-colored ones), there are all sorts of new hidden cracks and corners for food particles to get trapped in, making it easier for plaque to build up and tartar to form. Adjust your rinse routine in this way for an extra layer of protection. The excellent thing about liquid, and LISTERINE® mouthwash is that it reaches all those tough-to-get-to spots to keep your teeth and gums healthy and clean.
When you wear braces, and your mouth is in brackets, bands and wires, cleaning your teeth sufficiently becomes trickier and more time-consuming. For this reason, the development of white lesion spots in the mouth during orthodontic treatment is usually a signal you don’t have an effective rinse routine. Plaque also more readily accumulates, making gum disease a common accompaniment to braces. The best way to meet these mouth-cleaning challenges is to practice good, regular oral hygiene at home and to keep up with visits to the dentist.