Orthodontic Brushing and Flossing

Oral Hygiene Overview

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Oral Hygiene Overview
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Brush after every meal

A person with braces having the bottom of their bottom teeth brushed
Use a toothbrush with a small amount of toothpaste.

A person with braces having the back of their front teeth brushed
Use circular, vibrating motions around the gumline for about 10 seconds on each tooth.

A person with braces having the bottom of their front teeth brushed
Brush every tooth slowly.

A person with braces having the top of their front teeth brushed
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.

A person with braces having waxed floss pulled between wire and braces
Carefully pull waxed floss between wire and braces.

A person with braces having their teeth flossed carefully around the braces
Floss carefully around the braces.

A person with braces having their teeth flossed carefully around the gum area
Floss carefully around the gum area.

A person with braces having each tooth flossed
Floss around each tooth.

Results

A case example of properly cleaned teeth after braces have been removed
Proper Oral Hygiene

A case example of improperly cleaned teeth after braces have been removed
Improper Brushing and Flossing