You will need to brush and floss at least 2 times a day to remove all plaque. You will also need to brush and floss with extra care and effort to keep your teeth and mouth clean and healthy. Some helpful tips are listed below
During orthodontic treatment, please be sure to continue seeing your general dentist every three to six months for your general dental check-ups and cleanings.
There are four target areas when brushing your teeth while wearing braces:
The interproximal brush is a useful supplement to the regular toothbrush and should be used every time you brush. It’s small brush head which can be bent in any direction for hard to reach areas. Use the interproximal brush to clean between brackets and under the wire.
Bridge Aid Dental Floss Threader
The use of topical fluoride is for the protection of exposed tooth enamel and very important to use daily during the time you have braces. Fluoride helps protect exposed enamel from decalcification (the formation of white spots on teeth that indicate the beginning stages of cavities). We recommend the use of topical fluoride every day. Don't eat or drink for at least 30 minutes after using the fluoride. Be sure to brush prior to applying the fluoride.