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Did you know there are things you can do to improve your relationship with your braces? Well, it’s true! These things can help make the orthodontic journey a little more smooth and successful.

The first thing Dr. Catalina Phan recommends doing is brush and floss your smile on a regular basis. Unfortunately, your braces encourage bacteria and food particles to gather near the hardware. This can be quite inconvenient for you and your teeth because it creates an embarrassing food-filled smile and promotes tooth decay and gum disease. So, don’t forget to brush and floss after each meal and snack.

The second thing Dr. Catalina Phan recommends is to avoid eating the foods that are bad for braces. For a reminder, those foods are toffee, popcorn, caramel, gum, and other sticky and hard foods. Eating these foods can break and damage your braces, so it’s best to avoid eating them altogether.

The third thing Dr. Catalina Phan recommends is to chew with your back teeth. The pressure involved in biting with your front teeth can peel the brackets off the enamel and even damage the wire. So, it’s important to cut foods into small pieces and chew them with the back teeth.

Would you like to know more about how to have a good orthodontic experience with your braces in Campbell, California? If so, please reach out to Campbell Dental Care when you can. All you need to do is dial 408-364-1122 and our dental team will be thrilled to assist you!