Braces Essentials

If you wear braces or thinking of getting it, then you should know that it is high maintenance and it takes a lot of time to get between each bracket to clean the teeth and remove plaque. Some braces essentials that I recommended are:

If you currently wear retainers, dentures and mouth guards you can also try these products that will help to keep these appliances clean and smelling fresh and nice.
These come in packs of 60 ct., 80 ct. and 120 ct. These work well to remove plaques, food from in between the teeth, around the brackets and rubbers. These are much easier to use than the regular floss but it should not be forced into tight spaces between teeth. The G-U-M Soft-Picks are part rubber and plastic. It has soft rubber bristles that help to massage and stimulate the gums to promote blood circulation and healthy, firm gum tissues. I recommend using these after every meal. It comes with a convenient storage case that can be used especially when you are on the go. The G-U-M Soft-Picks come in several different sizes such as advanced wide, etc.

G-U-M Soft-Picks are not made with natural rubber latex.

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G-U-M Eez Thru Floss Threaders

If you are having difficulties getting the floss through the braces wire, bridges, implants, crowns and between the teeth, then you are going to need floss threaders. Simply use the Floss Threaders to pass the floss threader through space between teeth or under the appliance. This will help you to complete flossing procedures as recommended by the orthodontist.

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G-U-M Proxabrush Go Between Cleaners
Proxabrush is one of my favorite braces essential product to uses. The Proxabrush has a flexible handle that gives a better control when cleaning hard to reach areas of the teeth. The bristles are of triangular shapes. It can be reused for up to a week and it should be rinsed after each uses to keep it clean. The Proxabrush are made with tiny bristles similar to bristles of a toothbrush but only tinier. Proxabrushes comes in various sizes made specifically to fit between teeth gap and under braces wire. The bristles are antibacterial which helps to keep it clean.
G-U-M Proxabrush Refills

Proxabrush works effectively like string floss. The wire is coated with Nylon that protects dental restorations and galvanic shock. The bristles have a patented Chlorhexidine antibacterial coating that helps to prevent the bristles from bacterial growth. Proxabrush refills should only be used with Proxabrush handle and the refills should not be used alone. Proxabrush should not be forced into tight spaces, do not bend or twist wire during use.

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ACT Braces Care Anticavity Flouride Mouthwash Clean Mint
ACT Braces Care Anticavity Flouride Mouthwash Clean Mint

The ACT Braces Care Mouthwash is not harsh, it has a nice feeling when you swish it between your teeth. It helps to prevent white spots. ACT Braces Care Mouthwash is alcohol-free. It contains aloe and xylitol that helps to freshen the breath. After swishing the rinse between your teeth for 1 minute and then spit out, it is recommended not to eat or drink at least 30 minutes after rinsing. The ACT Braces Care Mouthwash should not be swallowed and small children should be supervised while using the rinse.

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Phillips Sonicare BreathRx Tongue Scraper
Phillips Sonicare BreathRx Tongue Scraper

Using a tongue scraper reduce bad breath and it helps to eliminate sulfurous compounds. This tongue scraper is easy to use and long enough to clean your entire tongue.

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Sea-Bond Dental Bath

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Sea-Bond Dental Bath for Dentures, Retainers and Guards

The Sea-Bond Dental Bath has a tray inside that you can put your dentures, retainers or guards dentures, retainers or guards inside and lift the tray by the handle to take the product out instead of dipping in your finger and getting it wet from the liquid inside. The Sea-Bond Dental Bath is perfect for daily cleaning, overnight soaking and storage and it is leak proof.

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Anti-Bacterial Denture Cleanser

Efferdent Anti-Bacterial Denture Cleanser
Basically, Efferdent is used to clean retainers, dentures and mouth guards. You will need to fill the Sea-Bond Dental bath with warm water, enough to cover the mouth appliances and drop an Efferdent Tablet inside and leave it to soak. The color of the water will change color as it cleans. After 5 minutes remove mouth appliances and rinse thoroughly or leave it to soak overnight. Doing this will result in clean and odor free mouth appliances.

Do not gargle or rinse mouth with the solution, throw away after each use.

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