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

Orthodontic Tooth Brushing
Brush every tooth for about 10 secs per tooth

Orthodontic Tooth Brushing
Brush the lower teeth up and the upper teeth down.

Floss nightly after brushing to remove the plaque missed by brushing USING A FLOSS THREADER

Flossing with Braces
Carefully pull 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