Caring for Teeth With Braces or Retainers (cont.)
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Because braces brush up against the inside surface of your mouth, you may be more prone to developing canker sores. If a canker sore develops, your orthodontist or dentist may prescribe a corticosteroid ointment or a prescription or nonprescription pain-reliever solution to reduce the pain and irritation and help heal the sore.
Reviewed by the doctors at The Cleveland Clinic Department of Dentistry.
Last Editorial Review: 6/20/2008
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