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Unfortunately, there are bad habits that can harm and damage your braces and even delay your treatment plan. This is why it’s important to avoid participating in those habits as much as possible. If you avoid them, you’ll be on the right track toward the top-notch smile you deserve. The habits our Donald W. Linck II DDS, INC orthodontic team recommend that you avoid include:

Forgetting to brush, floss, and rinse: It’s extremely important to deeply clean your smile each and every day when you have braces. This is because it’s best to avoid dental issues, like tooth decay as well as tooth discoloration. These issues can, unfortunately, delay your treatment time. So, please remember to brush twice a day and floss and rinse daily.

Eating appliance-harming foods: As we’re sure you’ve been told, there are many foods and treats that can harm and damage your braces, prolonging the achievement of your perfect smile. This is why it’s vital to avoid eating appliance-harming foods and treats, like caramel, popcorn, and taffy.

Not wearing a mouthguard: Do you participate in high contact sports and activities? If so, then you need to protect your teeth and braces with a mouthguard. If you don’t, a hard, forceful object can hit your mouth, damage your braces, and even injure or knock out a tooth. So, please remember to wear a mouthguard while you are active.

Avoiding these habits will help you in a myriad of ways. If you have any questions on how to avoid them, or if you would like to know more about how to maintain top-notch braces in Pleasant Hill, California, please call our office today. All you need to do is dial 925-933-0435 and Dr. Donald W Linck II and our team will be more than happy to help you!