If it isn’t hard enough being fitted with awkward fixed brace to straighten your teeth in central Leeds, you then have to go through the ordeal of keeping them clean, and this can be quite complex throughout your treatment. Food is a real issue here because it can so easily get caught up in the wires and linger forever if you don’t get rid of it and the consequences can be horrific- gum disease and tooth decay love rotting food. When you are first fitted with a brace, your dentist will be there to help with your cleaning problems, but also, should advise you how to do things and even start you off with the tools to do the job. Dental floss and inter-dental brushes are very important to cleaning in and around a brace and though it may take a while to master, persevere, because we are talking about your oral health here. Mouthwashes are always fabulous for killing off bacteria and flushing out food. You also have the added bonus that you can buy dyes that will highlight any signs of plaque building up around your teeth. But if you have any problems at all, always get back to your dentist if you feel you are not happy and getting things wrong.