Brushing and Flossing


When you have braces, maintaining oral hygiene becomes crucial to ensure the health of your teeth and gums throughout your orthodontic treatment. Properly brushing and flossing after every meal is essential in keeping your smile in top-notch condition. Our team understands that selecting the appropriate toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss can be overwhelming amidst the numerous options available on the market. However, worry not! We are here to guide you in choosing the right products tailored specifically for both your teeth and appliances. Your dental well-being is our utmost priority, so feel free to seek assistance from us whenever required.

Brushing With Braces

When it comes to maintaining good oral hygiene with braces, proper brushing technique is crucial. Brushing with braces can be a bit trickier than without, but following a few tips can ensure thorough cleaning and prevent any potential damage. Firstly, choose a soft-bristled toothbrush or an electric toothbrush specially designed for braces. These will effectively clean your teeth without causing harm to the brackets or wires. Angle your brush at 45 degrees towards the gum line and gently brush in small circular motions on both the outer and inner surfaces of each tooth. Don't forget to pay extra attention to hard-to-reach areas around the brackets and wires.

To maximize cleanliness, utilize interdental brushes or floss threaders that allow you to clean between teeth effortlessly while wearing braces. Lastly, rinse your mouth thoroughly after brushing using fluoride mouthwash as an additional protective step against cavities. Following these simple yet effective tips will help maintain optimal oral health during orthodontic treatment with braces.

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Flossing With Braces

When it comes to maintaining oral hygiene with braces, flossing becomes a crucial task that requires careful attention. Flossing can initially seem challenging due to the presence of wires and brackets, but with these essential tips, you'll be able to navigate this dental routine like a pro. Firstly, selecting the right floss is imperative; opt for waxed or specialized orthodontic floss that easily slides between your teeth and under the archwire. To begin, start by threading the floss carefully under the wire and gently slide it up and down along each side of every tooth, ensuring plaque and debris removal from tight spaces. Employing a gentle back-and-forth motion will allow you to clean below your gumline effectively. Remember not to snap or force the floss, as it may inadvertently dislodge any brackets or wires. Finally, rinse your mouth thoroughly after completing this meticulous process to flush away any remaining particles. With these tips in mind, incorporating proper flossing techniques into your daily oral care routine will help maintain healthy gums and keep your smile radiant throughout orthodontic treatment.

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