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Are You Taking Care Of Your Braces?

Are you too looking for that perfect smile? Your teeth are shiny white but they are not as aligned or symmetrical as you would want them to be. That gap that has become wider as you grew older stares back at you from the mirror and honestly, it does not look pretty. Your dentist in Preston will advise you to get braces. And the day you decide to get them, you will be bombarded with a lot of opinions and thoughts. Someone will try to warn you against getting them and many who have already gotten them earlier in their days, will start listing down the various problems you are most likely to face. True, you have to take certain precautions while you are living with braces but when done with care and precision, you can overcome all difficulties related to braces. Your braces Preston dental expert will advise you to do the following if you want to make this treatment successful:

Regular Brushing

Your dentist in Preston will always tell you to adopt the habit of brushing twice a day. This is a part of the standard oral practice and dental care and is highly recommended world over. But when you get braces, you are advised to brush after every meal! Look at the positive side of it; you will start avoiding all mid-day snacks and the untimely late night sweet treats that you so like to munch upon. You’ll be preventing cavities from forming and you will not put on any extra pounds (LOL)!

Another valid reason that your dentist in Preston will suggest you to follow this cleaning regime is that any food particles that become trapped in your braces may pose a greater risk of you developing dental problems in your front teeth, making you lose all aesthetic appeal. That certainly defeats the purpose of getting braces, doesn’t it? Use a soft toothbrush or an electric toothbrush to clean your teeth and braces regularly.

What Are You Eating?

When you have braces, you will need to be more careful and alert regarding what you put in your mouth. Don’t eat too many sugary items such as candy, fruit juice and desserts and cakes, caramel and other sticky foods. You should also avoid any and all starchy foods that can cause plaque build up and that may result in staining of your teeth. Also if you want to keep your smile white and sparkling for life, make sure to avoid hard foods such as nuts, ice Popsicle and caramel popcorn and beef jerky. These can loosen or even break the wires of your braces. For more useful and additional tips on how to maintain your smile even after wearing braces, stay tuned!



Dr. Nadim Majid qualified from Liverpool Dental school in 2001 and since then has worked in Lancashire for a number of years. He decided to undertake a career in dentistry as he found it was a good mix of science and art and also gave him the ability to help people and make a difference for them.

This really hit home when he worked in a nursing home for a short time and actually saw the impact upon the health and well being of patients whom had lost their teeth the impact was significant on the general health and well being and this is something Dr. Majid wanted to make sure he helped others avoid.

Dr. Majid is trained in hypnosis, sedation for nervous people, dental implants as well as braces. He lives in Lancashire with his two children (twins) and his wife who is a teacher. Dr. Majid has always and will continue to be focused on producing top quality services that his patients have come to expect and appreciate.