Brushing and Flossing
Brushing Your Teeth with Braces
When you have braces, it’s very important to brush and floss after every meal in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your treatment. If you need help choosing the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss, please ask us and we can help you choose the right products for your teeth and your appliance.
- Brushing Instructions
Brushing: Step 1
Place your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to your gum.
Brushing: Step 2
Brush gently in a circular motion.
Brushing: Step 3
Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.
Brushing: Step 4
Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.
- Flossing Instructions
Flossing: Step 1
Using a piece of floss about 18 inches long, carefully thread the end between braces and wire. You may find a floss threader helpful.
Flossing: Step 2
Carefully floss around the braces.
Flossing: Step 3
Carefully floss around the gum areas.
Flossing: Step 4
Carefully floss around each tooth.
Brushing with Plaque HD
Plaque HD is the first professional plaque identifying toothpaste. It uses a patented technology to help the brusher identify where there is plaque build up is and remove it. Plaque HD helps orthodontic patients who wear braces not undermine their investment in their smile.
Plaque HD is a simple, single step process that works while you are brushing. The Plaque HD formula fights cavities, freshens breath, and prevents gum disease. This is all done while most importantly fighting cavities.