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Braces are a time-honored tradition of growing up. If you didn’t have to get braces in high school, you probably heard all about how lucky you were from your friends.

The truth is, the folks who get braces are the lucky ones. They have a smile that the Tin Man and Scarecrow would give a brain or a heart for. But you need to make sure that you’re taking care of the new smile that your braces are giving you.

That’s where our team here at NuSmile Dental & Orthodontics in San Jose, California can help. We’re knowledgeable about oral health, and can make sure you’re able to keep your oral health in tip-top shape while wearing braces.

Keep braces in good condition
There’s a reason we advise you to avoid sticky foods while wearing braces – they easily damage the hardware on your teeth. Part of having healthy teeth while you’re wearing braces revolves around keeping your braces in tip-top shape. While you can’t do everything to keep them perfect – that’s what we do here in the office – you can do a lot to make sure that your braces aren’t hindering your tooth health.

Brush after eating
The biggest thing you can do to care for your teeth when wearing braces is to brush after every meal. That seems like a lot of work, but it’s not. Just a quick brush to get rid of the food trapped in your teeth, and you’re good to go!

Caring for your teeth while wearing braces isn’t as difficult as it may seem at first. If you have any other questions, please contact Dr. Lawrence Wu at 408-266-2800 today.