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If you have braces, it’s very important to keep cavities at bay. That way you can maintain a top-notch oral health and smile while you align your teeth. To help you prevent cavities while you achieve the smile of your dreams, our orthodontist, Dr. Park, is happy to give you some tips.

First, brush your teeth regularly. Do so by brushing after each meal and snack. This can help you quickly remove cavity-causing bacteria from your smile and braces.

Second, floss your teeth at least once a day. If you can floss more, you should! Flossing helps remove the same cavity-causing bacteria that hide in the small, hard-to-reach areas of your chompers and braces.

Third, have a healthy and balanced diet. You can do so by avoiding sugary and acidic foods and drinks as well as drinking plenty of water. You can also eat more tooth-healthy foods, like fruits, dairy products, and vegetables.

For more information and details about how to prevent cavities when you have braces in Phoenix, Arizona, please reach out to Arizona Orthodontic Centers at 623-877-8500 and talk to a member of our orthodontic team. We are here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to contact our office!