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Do you want a strong and healthy smile when you have braces in San Diego, California? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. David Li, has some tips for you. Little did you know, there are things you need to do to keep your teeth and gums in tip-top shape when you align your teeth. Those tips are:

-Keep up on oral hygiene: You should brush your teeth after each meal and right before you head to bed for the night. You should also floss your teeth and rinse your mouth daily. In addition, don’t forget to visit your dentist for your routine dental cleaning and exam appointments.

-Have a tooth-friendly and appliance-friendly diet: Your diet should include foods and drinks that contain Vitamin C and calcium (milk and dairy products) as well as non-sugary, non-acidic, and non-sticky foods and drinks.

-Expose your smile to fluoride: Fluoride is a natural mineral that can strengthen your teeth and help you avoid dental issues, like enamel erosion and cavities. It’s important to expose your smile to fluoride regularly by using fluoride toothpaste, using fluoride mouthwash, and drinking fluoridated water.

Would you like to know more? If so, please contact San Diego Orthodontic Specialists at 858-560-4047 when you have the chance. Our orthodontic team is here to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you!