Learn How to Brush your Teeth with Braces

Posted on Jul 26, 2012

Learn How to Brush your Teeth with Braces
Learn How to Brush your Teeth with Braces

A proper oral health care routine during orthodontic treatment is essential for a healthy smile you’ll just love showing off! If you’re not sure how to brush your teeth with braces, your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, HGS Ortho, has some valuable tips for you.

  • Choose the Right Brush

Learning how to brush your teeth with braces starts with choosing the right brush. Braces require a special kind of toothbrush and the team at HGS Ortho, your Port Coquitlam orthodontist or your Richmond orthodontist, are happy to help you select the right brush for your braces.

  • Brush at an Angle

Start by brushing with small circular motions and angle your toothbrush so that it gets under your wires and onto your teeth. If you’re not sure if you’re brushing correctly, contact your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, HGS Ortho to learn how to brush your teeth with braces.

  • Floss Correctly

Flossing with braces is one of the most important aspects of your oral health care routine during orthodontic treatment at HGS Ortho, your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist. Flossing helps remove plaque that causes tooth decay and gum disease and helps keep your smile health.

  • Rinse with Mouthwash

For a truly great clean, rinse with mouthwash to fight any bacteria that could damage your teeth and ruin your soon-to-be-straight smile. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic mouthwashes are available so please ask your orthodontist at your Richmond orthodontist or your Port Coquitlam orthodontist, HGS Ortho for recommendations.

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