Orthodontic Brushing and Flossing

Oral Hygiene Overview

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Oral Hygiene Overview
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Brush after every meal.

Brushing with Braces
Use a toothbrush with a small amount
of toothpaste.

Brushing with Braces
Use circular, vibrating motions around the
gumline for about 10 seconds on each tooth.

Orthodontic Tooth Brushing
Brush every tooth slowly.

Orthodontic Tooth Brushing
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.

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