The Best Mouthwashes for Braces

The Best Mouthwashes for Braces
Posted on 03/03/2021
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White Orthodontics has helped countless patients achieve beautiful results with braces, and the most important advice we give patients is how to keep their braces clean. Of course brushing and flossing is a must for removing stubborn bits of food and plaque, but did you know that adding mouthwash to your routine can help keep your braces in even better shape? Here are three of the best mouthwashes you can use to care for your braces.


Colgate Phos-Flur

Specially formulated for orthodontic patients, this mouthwash has a mild flavor and contains no alcohol, so no burning-sensation in sensitive mouths. It contains fluoride to fight cavities, which is especially important while wearing braces because it can be more difficult to clean hard-to-reach places. It also contains phosphate, which strengthens your teeth while it cleans.


Act Anticavity Fluoride Rinse

This rinse contains the most fluoride you can get in an over-the-counter mouthwash, so if you want to really double down on cavity prevention, this is your best bet. Not only will fluoride protect your teeth from decay, it will also keep your braces from leaving white spots on your teeth upon removal.


Listerine Total Care Anticavity Mouthwash

This is the largest mouthwash bottle on this list, and will last for an impressive 7 weeks, when used daily. This rinse does contain alcohol, so it might feel a little harsh, but it is packed with ingredients to fight bacteria, prevent cavities, strengthen teeth and enamel all at once, with just a little bit of fluoride to top it off. It has the best price point of all, getting you a 1 Liter bottle for just under 7 dollars.


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Taking care of your braces is key to getting great results from orthodontic treatment, and mouthwash is a big help! But so is consulting with your orthodontist to create a unique treatment plan that suits your lifestyle and individual needs. At White Orthodontics, we work to see all of our patients achieve the smile of their dreams. If you are ready to start your orthodontic journey with us, request an appointment today. For any questions about braces options, Invisalign, or other treatments, contact us or visit the links.