If you want to keep your teeth clean, then eat healthy cleansing foods instead of low-quality junk foods that stick to your teeth. Fruit that is crisp and firm will help to remove the food debris, bacteria and plaque from your teeth. Some of these fruits include fresh pears or apples, but you need to use caution while eating these foods to prevent any damage to the brackets and wires of your braces. Cut fruit into tiny chunks or thin slices before eating the foods. You can remove your Invisalign aligners before eating cleansing foods such as fresh strawberries that will help to whiten your teeth naturally.
Eat Nutritious Hard Cheese
The main goal of cleaning your teeth with food is to increase the production of saliva that will wash away bacteria and food debris. If you wear Invisalign aligners, then you can eat raw celery or carrots to increase your mouth’s saliva. However, if you wear braces, then you must use more caution because hard foods can damage the devices, leading to a disruption of your treatment. In addition to eating nutritious vegetables and fruit to cleanse your mouth, you can consume calcium-rich hard cheeses such as cheddar or Colby varieties.
Call Our Orthodontist Today
At McDermott Orthodontics in Minnesota, we want our patients to have beautiful and clean smiles. Dr. Michael McDermott teaches his patients how to consume the right foods in order to have healthy teeth. Our orthodontist offers several types of treatment to straighten your teeth, including:
• Damon devices
• Ceramic braces
• Invisalign aligners
We make it easy to have orthodontic treatment by having several offices in these locations:
• Baxter – 218-829-1630
• Delano – 763-972-4444
• Brainerd – 218-829-1630
• Pequot Lakes – 218-568-5600
Our patients can request an AcceleDent Aura device to reduce their orthodontic treatment time, and we also offer free consultations.
Dr. Michael McDermott earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in both Chemistry and Biology from St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. He followed his undergraduate degrees with a doctorate in dental surgery at the University of Minnesota, where he graduated with highest distinction.
Dr. Mike then furthered his dental education by earning a masters and certificate in Orthodontics at the University of St. Louis in Missouri.