Orthodontic Brushing and Flossing

Oral Hygiene Overview

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Oral Hygiene Overview
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It is ideal to Brush after every meal.

Brushing with Braces
Use a toothbrush and add fluoride toothpaste.

Brushing with Braces
   Use circular motions  for about 10 seconds on each tooth, making sure the bristles touch every surface of every tooth.

Orthodontic Tooth Brushing
Angle the tooth brush so the bristles  will  go between the tooth and the wires.  Brush every tooth slowly.

Orthodontic Tooth Brushing
  Brush between the braces and the gums. Also brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth.

Floss nightly to remove the plaque missed by brushing.

Flossing with Braces
Carefully pull waxed floss between wire and braces.

Flossing with Braces
Floss carefully around the braces.

Orthodontic Flossing
Floss carefully around the gum area.

Orthodontic Flossing
Floss around each tooth.

Results

Proper Oral Hygiene photo
Proper Oral Hygiene

Poor Oral Hygiene photo
Improper Brushing and Flossing