Top tips for looking after your braces

Top tips for looking after your braces

Published at 5:28pm 2nd April 2020.

2 minute read

Dr Matthew Clover, from Salisbury Orthodontics, has issued some advice as they are unable to see their patients.

The British Orthodontic Society have advised practices that no patient should be seen for any reason at any time, which can be a problem for people having issues with their braces. 

Salisbury Orthodontics Practice currently have clinicians on call everyday for customers to speak to, and explain their problems.

They are also phoning each patient to discuss their treatment and to help with any concerns.

But in order to support others from a safe distance, Dr Clover has given his top tips to look after them. 


He says to reduce the need for emergency appointments and a potential increase in the duration of your treatment, it is very important that you maintain a high standard of oral hygiene and avoid any breakages to your brace.

These are the following things you should do: 

  • Avoid hard, sticky and chewy sweets and foods. Remember to cut up foods such apples, carrots and crusty bread before eating them.
  • Avoid sugary snacks/drinks between meals and at bedtime.
  • Avoid fizzy drinks (including diet drinks and sports drinks) and large amounts of fruit juice.
  • Brush your teeth for 2 minutes three times a day with a fluoride toothpaste.
  • Use alcohol-free fluoride mouthwash every day at a separate time to tooth brushing.

They have also been posting videos on social media to help spread the word. 

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