How to Brush and Floss with Braces
Orthodontic Brushing and Flossing
Practicing good oral hygiene is very important while you undergo orthodontic treatment! Please review tips below for assistance with brushing your teeth and proper flossing techniques.
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Brush After Every Meal
Use a toothbrush with a small amount of toothpaste.
Use circular, vibrating motions around the gum line 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, avoiding the wire.
Floss carefully around the gum area.
Floss around each tooth.