Can Braces Cause Bad Breath?

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Today’s question is “Can braces cause bad breath?

The answer is braces will only cause bad breath if hygiene is not taken care of.

Remember to brush your teeth at various angles while wearing braces and to use auxiliaries such as floss and a Waterpik to keep your teeth clean and smelling fresh. Following proper oral hygiene will ensure that your treatment is successful and when the braces come off your teeth will be healthy and not have yellow stains. Bad breath is not caused by the braces themselves but from the bacteria that build up in your mouth. To avoid bad breath brush, floss, and use a Waterpik to have your mouth smelling fresh.