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Brushing & Flossing

Updated: Jan 11


BRUSHING

There are four targets when brushing your teeth, which are listed below. The video shown here is also a great reference.



Where the teeth meet the gums

  1. Point the brush toward the gums.  This will allow the bristles to sweep away plaque.

  2. Jiggle the toothbrush 8 times per tooth.

Top of the braces

  1. With firm pressure, brush the top of the braces

  2. When brushing the top of the braces be sure the bristles go under the wire and between the brackets

Bottom of the braces

  1. With firm pressure, brush the bottom of the braces

  2. When brushing the bottom of the braces be sure the bristles go under the wire and between brackets

Where the teeth meet the gums on the tongue side