Orthodontic Brushing and Flossing

Oral Hygiene Overview

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Brush after every meal.

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

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

Brushing your Braces
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 your Braces
Carefully pull waxed floss between wire and braces.

Flossing your Braces
Floss carefully around the braces.

Flossing your Braces
Floss carefully around the gum area.

Flossing your Braces
Floss around each tooth.


Proper Oral Hygiene
Oral Hygiene

Poor Oral Hygiene
Brushing and Flossing