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Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:10 pm
by Patterned919
I haven't started yet, but I plan to go every 3 or 4 months for the duration of my treatment.

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

Posted: Fri Oct 07, 2016 12:01 am
by Nozzelnut
I'm in the 4 month rotation. They can get places with their tools I have a hard time reaching.

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

Posted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 1:44 am
by SingleJawMelb
4 months or so. I have a gap between my front bottom two teeth that is a plaque magnet. I clean that myself now.

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

Posted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:07 pm
by zenag89
I plan to go every 6 months because that is what my insurance covers

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:11 pm
by annamariefranco
Every six months is what my insurance covers.

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

Posted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:17 pm
by Jeska0113
So i was told to give my teeth a deep cleaning before i got @y braces but i didnt do it and now im scared to do that cuz now i have em on including a quad helix expander. D:

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

Posted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 5:36 pm
by braceasaurus
Both my orthodontist and my hygienist recommended the usual 6 month interval, which is lucky because where i'm from, the waiting list is about that long.

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

Posted: Sat Nov 05, 2016 9:18 pm
by aussietrumpeter
I'm only going every 6 months but in the meantime I brush three times a day, use a fluoride mouthwash and inter-dental brushes and floss and tooth mousse ! So much time and effort but I'm scared of getting white spots.

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:47 pm
by BrunetteMoment
I'll be going every 6 months as recommended. My orthodontist wants me to brush 4 times a day for 4 minutes at a time, as well as use mouthwash and floss at least once a day.

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

Posted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 10:55 pm
by Carie
Every six months for me too. I had one yesterday. The hygienist made a point of going through the basics with me again. I'll pass it on incase anyone missed it.
-Don't brush within 30 min of eating or drinking, as the enamel is weaker from acid.
-After brushing never rinse out, dont spit too thouroughly, try and leave a little coating around your teeth for 10 min.
- Don't mouthwash after brushing. Use it at other times as needed. Ie. Appropriate time after drink or snacks.

Re: How often do you have your teeth Cleaned?

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2016 7:05 am
by cjtramont
My hygienist recommends every four months for me. Her recommendations:

- brushing at least four times per day (breakfast, lunch , supper, bedtime) with a soft toothbrush.
- wait 30 minutes after eating to brush.
- start brushing using only a wet toothbrush, no toothpaste to remove larger pieces of food trapped in braces. Then brush with toothpaste.
- Floss at least once every day.
- Two FULL minutes brushing your teeth. You should spend at least 30 seconds on your upper right side, 30 seconds on your upper left side, 30 seconds on your lower left side, and finally 30 seconds on your lower right side.
- Rinse your mouth with water to remove the foam left after brushing with your toothpaste. In the evening right before bed however, spit but DO NOT RINSE.

I stopped using mouthwash since it stained my teeth pretty bad and was a pain for my hygienist to clean.