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If you have braces in Dover, New Hampshire, then it’s important to keep them in tip-top shape, especially as Halloween rounds the corner and heads toward us. If you don’t take good care of your appliance and smile, there is a chance the Halloween treats could delay your treatment time.

So, to help you, our Nyberg Orthodontics team recommends doing the following things:

-Brush carefully: It’s important to remove food and candy particles from your braces on a regular basis. You can do so with a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. If a soft-bristled toothbrush doesn’t do the job, consider using an orthodontic toothbrush with V-shaped bristles.

-Brush between your brackets: Make sure to brush between your brackets. You can do so with an interdental toothbrush.

-Don’t forget to floss: Flossing is vital for your oral health, especially during Halloween. So, make sure to floss between your teeth at least once a day. If you’re having trouble doing so, you can use a floss threader or special stiff-tipped floss.

-Attend your adjustment appointments: Do your best to stay on track with your adjustment appointments. This will help you work toward a beautiful smile this Halloween. We also recommend visiting your dentist if you’re due for a six month checkup. This appointment will help you deeply clean your smile.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give our office a call at . Your orthodontist, Dr. Lynnette Nyberg, and our team will be more than happy to help you in any way we can!