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When you are aligning your teeth with an orthodontic appliance like braces, bad breath is a common visitor. This is the case because plaque and food particles tend to get stuck in the spaces between your teeth and wires, brackets, and bands. However, this doesn’t have to be the case for you. If you do the following things, there is a chance you’ll eliminate your bad breath and have a better experience with your braces in Kaukauna, Wisconsin:

-Brush your teeth: Because food tends to cling to the appliance, it’s best that you brush your teeth after each meal. Brush with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. After you brush, scrub your tongue for a cleaner and fresher breath. If you cannot brush after each meal, do your best to rinse your mouth with water.

-Floss your smile: Sometimes your toothbrush doesn’t remove every food particle from your smile, which is why flossing is also recommended. If you floss after each meal and snack, you will remove the food and plaque that reside between your teeth.

-Use mouthwash: Mouthwash is a beneficial tool that can finish the cleaning job and freshen your breath. As you rinse, the chemicals in the wash will deeply clean the small nooks and crannies of your smile and it will kill any bacteria that are causing bad breath.

If these tips don’t help you, please call 920-766-1122 today and schedule an appointment with your orthodontist, Dr. John Krupka. Our dental team at Krupka Dental Associates will be happy to help you in any way we can. We look forward to your call!