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Do you have braces? If so, you need to care for them each day. If you don’t care for them, they won’t care for and straighten your smile the way you want them to. So, it’s very important to keep them in tip-top shape. To help you do so, our orthodontist, Dr. Michael Jacobsen, has some tips for you.

-Brush your teeth after each meal and snack.

-Floss your teeth at least once a day, if not more. If this is difficult for you, ask our team about tools that can help make flossing easier.

-Visit your dentist regularly for your dental cleaning and exam appointments.

-Rinse your mouth daily with antibacterial mouthwash.

-Have a diet that is friendly to your braces.

-Attend your regular orthodontic adjustment appointments.

-Wear a mouthguard if you play sports or other high-contact activities.

-Schedule an appointment if you damage your appliance.

-Use oral hygiene tools that can help you properly clean your smile and braces, like floss threaders, electric toothbrushes, and more.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about how to care for braces in Victorville, California, please reach out to Jacobsen Orthodontics at 760-951-7752 at your earliest convenience. Our orthodontic team is here to help you, and we look forward to your phone call!