Brushing & Flossing

Brushing

  • 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.

Flossing

  • 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.

Results

  • Proper Oral Hygiene
  • Improper Brushing and Flossing

Oral Hygiene Overview

Oral Hygiene Overview

For a brief overview of oral hygiene tips, please click on the image below. It will launch our educational module in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about oral hygiene.

Oral Hygiene Overview
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