Orthodontic Brushing and Flossing

Oral Hygiene Overview

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brushing and flossing, benefits of brushing your teeth
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Brush after every meal.

Brushing with Braces, how to brush your teeth with braces
Use a toothbrush with a small amount of toothpaste.

Brushing your teeth 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, brushing your teeth with braces
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, using floss with braces
Carefully pull waxed floss between wire and braces.

Flossing with Braces, needling floss
Floss carefully around the braces.

Orthodontic Flossing, how to floss with braces
Floss carefully around the gum area.

Orthodontic Flossing, using floss with braces
Floss around each tooth.

Results

Proper Oral Hygiene photo, nice teeth after braces
Proper Oral Hygiene

Poor Oral Hygiene photo, white stains on teeth after braces
Improper Brushing and Flossing