smile, health, dentalhealth, oralhealth,Any dentist will recommend that you regularly brush and floss your teeth if braces are present. However, rinsing is just as critical. Why should you always remember this step and what advantages does it offer?

– Rinsing your mouth before flossing will clean out any food particles that may have become trapped underneath the braces.

– These particles can be tough to reach with a normal toothbrush.

– Rinsing before you brush and floss helps to reduce the chances of developing a cavity.

“Cleaning your teeth well when you have braces will take more time, but will also be more important.”

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Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.