Does Your Teenager Wear Braces?


The presence of braces in the mouth acts as an extra niche for plaque and bacteria to percolate.  It is necessary for teens to be even more vigilant about their oral health while having their braces in place.

Poor oral hygiene and health results in cavities, gingivitis and permanent marks on teeth (called decalcification areas).  Parents of teens are urged to gently encourage their kids to persist with good oral care.

Your dental healthcare professional can provide good tips, pointers and suggestions for effective cleaning aides.