Orthodontic Brushing and Flossing

Oral Hygiene Overview

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Oral Hygiene Overview
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Brush after every meal.

An example of brushing lower jaw braces from below | Goodyear AZ | Hilgers Orthodontics

Use a toothbrush with a small amount of toothpaste.

An example of brushing the gum line behind the upper front teeth | Goodyear AZ | Hilgers Orthodontics

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

Floss nightly after brushing to remove the plaque missed by brushing.

An example of flossing between teeth with braces | Goodyear AZ | Hilgers Orthodontics

Carefully pull waxed floss between wire and braces.

An example of flossing around braces brackets | Goodyear AZ | Hilgers Orthodontics

Floss carefully around the braces.

An example of flossing around the gum with braces | Goodyear AZ | Hilgers Orthodontics

Floss carefully around the gum area.

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Floss around each tooth.

Results

A case example of properly cleaned teeth after braces have been removed | Goodyear AZ | Hilgers Orthodontics

Proper Oral Hygiene

A case example of improperly cleaned teeth after braces have been removed | Goodyear AZ | Hilgers Orthodontics

Improper Brushing and Flossing