The relationship between diet and teeth, in addition to the mixed dentition stage (diet is too fine, will make bone development too small), there is also a special period to pay special attention to mdash; mdash; orthodontic period.
Food should be soft for the first few days
In the first few days after wearing the appliance and in the first few days after each follow-up visit, you may feel that the teeth are sore, tender, weak to bite, a little painful to brush and dare not to touch. This is caused by the force of the appliance, which belongs to the normal phenomenon.
In the first few days, you can try to eat porridge, oatmeal, noodles and other soft food until the pain gradually disappears
Develop the habit of chewing and swallowing slowly
In the process of orthodontic treatment, because the appliance is located on the surface of the teeth, it will inevitably affect the daily eating, such as biting yourself or loosening the appliance.
in this process, it is suggested that no matter what food you eat, you should pay attention to chewing and swallowing slowly
At the same time, it is helpful to maintain oral cleanliness and orthodontic effect by keeping both sides chewing alternately
Be critical of these foods;
Just as orthodontics can affect daily eating, some foods are not suitable during this period, which requires special attention
Excellent food, such as nuts, hard candy, popcorn, hard biscuit, hard candy, shell and shrimp shell, may cause the appliance to loose and deform, and affect the orthodontic treatment.
Foods that are too sticky, such as milk sugar, maltose and biscuits, may stick the appliance and orthodontic thread and cause displacement.
Large food, such as apples and carrots, should be cut into small pieces before eating; chicken legs and bones should not be chewed directly with teeth, but should be torn into pieces before eating
High sugar foods which may cause dental caries, such as candy, biscuits, cola and juice, should be avoided as far as possible, and fruits and vegetables can be used instead
If you wear braces, you should brush your teeth clean
Oral hygiene during orthodontic treatment.
, which seems to be a little thing known to all, is the most likely to cause problems in the actual correction
When a patient has to stop orthodontic treatment due to oral hygiene, the dentist appears powerless and the patient feels innocent.
brushes his / her teeth every day, but it may be all “fake actions” and “fake actions”. In fact, they are not cleaned.
brush their teeth every day
What are the consequences of not brushing your teeth in the orthodontic period? How can you brush them clean?
The consequences of not brushing your teeth clean
1. Tooth demineralization
Our teeth have several layers, the outermost layer is called enamel.
it can protect the internal tissues such as dentin, and make the teeth strong to deal with the external hot, cold and acid stimuli
When the teeth are not cleaned, the dental plaque will produce acid on the tooth surface and corrode the tooth surface, which will lead to tooth demineralization, that is, the outermost layer of enamel will fall off. At this time, the tooth surface will change color, especially easy to caries
At the same time, when the enamel falls off, the dentin is exposed, and the tooth becomes sensitive and fragile
2. Plaque, Calculus gingivitis periodontitis
On the other hand, long-term accumulation of dental plaque will harden and become calculus under the action of saliva. The accumulation of both will lead to gingival inflammation, swelling and bleeding, and then may deteriorate into periodontitis, leading to gingival atrophy and the formation of “black triangle”; (in the figure below, the gap between the two teeth) causes irreversible damage once the gingiva shrinks, it cannot recover itself. With the food impaction in the triangle area and the accumulation of bacteria, the periodontal condition will become worse and worse.
At the same time, periodontitis will threaten the root of orthodontic treatment.
clinically, when the patient is suffering from severe periodontitis due to oral health, the doctor may suggest to terminate the correction halfway, so as to give up all the previous efforts
3. Bad breath
In addition, if the teeth are not brushed clean, the bacteria will ferment in the mouth and produce odor, which will form bad breath and affect daily life.
this deviates from the original intention of orthodontics to make life better
How to brush your teeth properly?
Choice of toothbrush with small head and soft hair
For toothbrush, you can choose either orthodontic toothbrush or ordinary toothbrush with small head and soft hair
Generally speaking, orthodontic toothbrush has different special shapes, which is more suitable for fixed orthodontic patients’ tooth cleaning. However, as long as the correct brushing method is mastered, the ordinary toothbrush can also be used
the outer surface of teeth mdash; mdash; circle brush
Due to the bracket block, the normal vertical brush can not be completed. Therefore, we recommend rolling brush. In fact, the process of drawing circle includes both “horizontal brush” and “vertical brush”;
this brush method is simple, but very effective. It can clean most of the soft dirt around the tooth surface and bracket
The bristles can be placed above and below the brackets at a 45 deg; angle with the tooth surface for additional cleaning.
Babbitt’s method of tooth brushing
Babbitt method is recommended for the inner surface of teeth. Firstly, brush the toothbrush 45 deg; toward the gingiva, brush horizontally in a small area, and then brush vertically along the tooth surface; move the toothbrush forward half a tooth distance, and continue to repeat the action until all the inner surfaces are finished
Brush the occlusal surface of teeth several times
It is relatively simple to brush the occlusal surface several times along the direction of dental arch with a toothbrush
Use floss on the adjacent surfaces of teeth;
This surface of the tooth is most easily neglected. The cleaning of this part needs to rely on dental floss, and the place where two adjacent teeth contact each other is cleaned with dental floss.
pay attention to pass the dental floss through the arch wire used for orthodontic treatment, so as to avoid the obstruction of dental arch wire to dental floss activity
The adjacent space and the side of the bracket should be brushed with amp; interdental brush
Using the interdental brush, you can clean the adjacent space between teeth and the side of bracket which is not easy to brush by toothbrush.