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Brushing & Flossing

When you are wearing braces, it is extremely important that you brush and floss your teeth after each and every meal. Regular brushing and flossing of your teeth after each meal will ensure that your teeth and gums will remain healthy during the entire duration of your orthodontic treatment. Please do not hesitate to ask Dr. Austin Rahaim if you need help selecting the correct toothbrush, toothpaste,and dental floss that are designed to work best with your appliance.

Brushing Instructions

Brushing: Step 1

Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gums.

Brushing: Step 2

Brush gently in a circular motion.

Brushing: Step 3

Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

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.

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