Brushing & Flossing

Brushing and Flossing

 

     Brushing


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When you are wearing braces, brushing your teeth becomes a bit more difficult than it used to be. Don’t let this fact intimidate you; you will need to learn a new technique, but it will all be alright in the end.

Purchase a soft-bristled toothbrush and avoid electric toothbrushes to give you maximum control. With the brush tilted at a 45 degree angle, use moderate pressure as you brush along the top and bottom of your braces. Make certain you cover every surface; get the teeth all the way in the back and behind your back molars. You are working hard to get a beautiful smile, so you need to brush correctly to keep your teeth looking great.

Brush twice a day, every day, for at least three minutes.

     Flossing


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Flossing should be done at least once per day. To floss while wearing braces, you need to thread the floss underneath the archwire. You can do this on your own or, if you need some assistance, you can use a floss threader. Once you have the floss threaded, carefully floss around each tooth, all the way up to the gum line.

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