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Unfortunately, it’s quite common to have bad breath when you align your smile with braces. This is because there are bacteria, plaque, and food particles that get stuck around your appliance and on and in between your teeth. These things can produce an odorous breath. Fortunately, there are things you can do to avoid bad breath and achieve the pristine breath you deserve, and our dentist, Dr. Ximena Velasquez-Pierce, is happy to tell you all about them!

The first thing you need to do is clean your teeth and braces regularly. To do so, you should brush and floss your smile after each time you eat. As you brush, scrub your tongue with your toothbrush. Then, swish your mouth with mouthwash to improve your breath even more.

The second thing you need to do is visit Velasquez-Pierce Family Dentistry every six months for a routine checkup. This is important because our dental team will scrub every nook and cranny of your mouth. We will also help you prevent periodontal disease, which is an oral disease that partners with persistent bad breath.

For more information and details about how to maintain fresh breath when you have braces in Venice, Florida, please reach out to our team at Velasquez-Pierce Family Dentistry today. All you need to do is dial 941-497-4997 and we will be thrilled to help you!