Orthodontic Brushing and Flossing

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 around the gumline for about 10 seconds on each tooth.

Orthodontic Tooth Brushing

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 with Braces

Carefully pull waxed 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.


Proper Oral Hygiene photo

Proper Oral Hygiene

Poor Oral Hygiene photo

Improper Brushing and Flossing