Maintaining good oral hygiene is important for everyone – and during orthodontic treatment it’s even more critical. Why? Braces trap food and plaque easily which can lead to costly, irreversible problems. Also, for proper healing to progress after a surgical tooth exposure, it is important that the patient doesn’t disrupt the area but does keep the area clean. If you have an impacted tooth that is surgically exposed with a bonded bracket and chain, the gold chain will be tied to your braces on an adjacent tooth. It is important to take care to avoid both the exposed tooth and the short chain so patients need to clean this area and the adjacent teeth next to the exposure while not affecting the wound.
Good oral hygiene is essential, but keeping your teeth clean and gums healthy during orthodontics or exposure surgery can be a major challenge. The main enemy is plaque (biofilm), a mass of bacteria that grows in your mouth that can lead to white spots, tooth decay and gum disease. How does it happen? The food stuck around your braces or exposures chain quickly leads to the formation of harmful plaque, which produces harmful acids. Those plaque acids can erode the teeth, which can eventually cause white spots (demineralization). White spots can further develop into a cavity! Keeping plaque under control is one of the most effective ways of maintaining strong, healthy teeth, but is often a big challenge during braces and exposure surgery.
Young teenager uses Mouth•Mate to brush better with braces by retracting the cheeks to have better access, visibility and focus at home. Prevent white spots and cavities.
Teenager uses Mouth•Mate to brush better with braces by retracting the cheeks to have better access, visibility and focus at home. Prevent white spots and cavities.
Mouth•Mate is the new at-home preventative product that orthodontists and patients love because it helps keep mouths clean and healthy! With new braces, the inner cheek can get sore from the wires and brackets, making it difficult and uncomfortable to brush. And patients with Exposures can have a challenging time keeping the area clean. Mouth•Mate Oval and Mouth•Mate Circle is the prefect addition to your hygiene routine!
Food + Bacterial Plaque = Acids.
Acids demineralize the teeth, which can lead to white spots!
Mouth•Mate Eliminates Real Pain and Real Problems for Orthodontic Patients
You know how important brushing and flossing are for keeping a healthy smile — especially now that you’re in orthodontic treatment. But sometimes it’s harder to clean your teeth, especially the back molars effectively around an appliance’s brackets and wires.
Testimonial of youth using Mouth•Mate with braces.
Mouth•Mate Oval is the perfect addition to enhance patients’ orthodontic hygiene routine. Patients with new braces often experience temporary mouth sores, which they can use Mouth•Mate to protect while brushing to promote comfort and healing. Mouth•Mate Oval also compliments every patient’s daily orthodontic hygiene by retracting cheeks to help the toothbrush clean hard to reach areas where bacteria collects. Better brushing on the gum line reduces plaque build-up, inflammation, and gingivitis, which are two of the most common chronic orthodontic patient conditions. Developing an improved hygiene routine also helps eliminate the risk of developing white spots on teeth after braces are removed.
Mouth•Mate Circle helps patients with impacted teeth that are surgically exposed with a bonded bracket and chain. Because the gold chain is tied to braces on an adjacent tooth, patients often have difficulty keeping this area clean. Mouth•Mate Circle can help patients avoid both the exposed tooth and the short chain so patients can brush the adjacent teeth next to the exposure while not affecting the surgical area.
Mouth•Mate Patient Benefits:
- Establish good hygiene habits early with new braces and after exposure surgery.
- Retract cheek to help the toothbrush clean hard to reach areas.
- Prevent cavities and white spots.
- Experience pain-free brushing if common gum sores occur.
- Protect exposure wounds from bonded bracket and chains.
Orthodontist Offices Benefits:
- Improve post hygiene at home for multi-month/year orthodontic patients.
- Reduce plaque, inflammation, and gingivitis.
- Decrease risk of developing white spots and cavities.
- Expand healing and hygiene after a surgical tooth exposure so patient doesn’t disrupt the area.
- Eliminate patient’s fear associated with brushing with new braces.
- Improve patient comfort and satisfaction, which improve positive reviews on social media.
Taking good care of your braces is essential for avoiding complications while they’re on and ending up with great-looking teeth once they’re off. Braces are a big financial and time investment, and proper oral care at home is still the key to a new beautiful and healthy smile to last a lifetime.
Good daily hygiene when you have braces or after a surgical exposure can present many challenges. It’s also more important to choose products that will help you do the best job you can to keep your mouth clean and healthy — things like good manual or power toothbrushes made specially for braces, threaded floss that can maneuver around your wires, and toothpastes that kill germs and bacteria in spaces between your brackets. Mouth•Mate is specifically designed to help you retract your cheek and help you more easily maneuver your toothbrush along your gum line, especially in the back of the mouth near your molars or near an exposed tooth, where both food and bacteria are most commonly found. Together, these products can help make home hygiene easier, reduce plaque, and keep your mouth clean and fresh.
Protect your new smile with Mouth•Mate!