How to Clean Your Braces

Woman Cleaning her Braces

Whether you’re 14 or 40, getting braces always takes some getting used to. At Eternity Dental we especially want to emphasize how important it is to carefully clean around your fixed orthodontic appliances each day.   Here are a few basics you should be aware of:   Brush Between Your Bracket and Next to the Gums  Plaque tends to accumulate the most around fixed brackets, because of the extra time they take to clean and the added number of surfaces to attach to. The most important areas to pay attention to are between each bracket (under the wire) and between … Continue reading

Caring for Your New Dental Bridge

Woman Cleaning dental bridge

You’ve finally replaced that missing tooth! Your new dental bridge looks and feels great, and you want it to stay that way. But just like the rest of your smile, our Mooroolbark dentists want you to take great care of your bridge so that it can last for several years. Here’s what you need to know when it comes to bridge care and maintenance: Clean Underneath Your Bridge Daily — Use a floss aid such as a threader, tufted proxa-brush, or a water flosser to clean underneath your bridge. Take care to focus on the sides of your supporting teeth, … Continue reading