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Hi I wear braces and I brush twice a day. But I ate at least 5 times a day. So even if I rinse properly, a few food particles still get stuck to my wires. I need your advice on how to deal with situation and how can this affect my treatment?

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Hi. Its definetly difficult to deal with when treatment begins. You should rinse properly after anything and do warm saline gargles twice or thrice a week. It will keep your gums clean and reduce bad odour. Generally I recommend mouth wash for continuous ten days every month when braces treatment is going on. Massage your gums twice a day with a gumpaint for ten days. It wil definetly help you.
Brush your teeth twice a day, up & down short vertical strokes, with ultra-soft bristles, indicator brush. Floss your teeth inter dentally once a day. Tooth brush to be changed every 2 months. Gargle your mouth thoroughly after every meal. Visit a dentist every six months for cleaning and have regular thorough dental check-ups where your dentist will look at the health of both your teeth and your mouth.
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