Brushing with Braces

Brushing with Braces

Keeping your teeth and braces clean is very important. To reduce staining and decay, we recommend brushing in the morning, in between meals and at night.  Avoid sugary foods and rinse your mouth with an alcohol-free fluoride mouthwash to help neutralize any plaque acids. With all efforts focused on designing your new smile, clean teeth with healthy gums will help move your treatment plan along as scheduled and ensure the best results!

  • Bring your oral hygiene kit with you to school or work
  • Brush for 3 minutes with toothpaste and floss in the morning, after breakfast, and in the evening, especially before Bed
  • Brush and rinse after each meal
  • Brush above and below the bracket

Tip from our team: When brushing during the day, after meals, it is okay to quick brush without toothpaste, and rinse with water. This habit will ensure your brackets and teeth are clean from foods that can build up during the day and result in decay.

When not eating, your teeth should feel perfectly smooth, look clean and brackets should be shiny. Should you have any additional questions, or need help please ask your Surfside Kids Dental orthodontist to demonstrate brushing techniques at your next visit. Schedule your totally rad appointment with us today!

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