Author: Dr Olga Dontsova

Can braces cause caries? False! Caries is caused by germs, mostly by Streptococcus mutans. Braces by themselves can’t cause caries. But they can promote the accumulation of plaque, which consists of germs causing caries and inflammation of the gums. This is why it is critical to maintaining mouth hygiene at home during orthodontic treatment. That…

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