No one should be ashamed of braces! The decision of correcting one’s crooked teeth with braces defines the person as thoughtful and responsible. The perhaps rare negative comments one can receive on braces are usually from people who make a decision in accordance with unwritten aesthetic expectations of society.
The link between poor oral hygiene and an increased risk of heart disease has long been known in science. Even though the extent and exact forms of the connection are still being researched, we have enough evidence to say that it is extremely important to pay attention to our oral health.
After a meal, using a sugar-free chewing gum can help preventing tooth decay and protecting the tooth enamel.