Oral Hygiene with Orthodontic Appliances

brushing and flossing

Oral Hygiene Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of oral hygiene with braces, we have provided the following multimedia presentation.

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  • Brush after every meal.
  • Use a toothbrush with a small amount of toothpaste.
  • Use circular, vibrating motions around the gumline for about 10 seconds on each tooth.
  • Brush every tooth slowly.
  • Brush the lower teeth up and the upper teeth down.
  • Also brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth.
  • Floss nightly after brushing to remove the plaque missed by brushing.
  • Carefully pull waxed floss between wire and braces.
  • Floss carefully around the braces.
  • Floss carefully around the gum area.
  • Floss around each tooth.

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