Windham Orthodontics – Danielle C. Ross, DMD, PC
Orthodontic Brushing and Flossing
Oral Hygiene Overview
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For healthy teeth and gums Dr. Ross recommends combining the use of a Sonicare toothbrush with a Sonicare Airfloss and following the manufacturer’s instructions. For your convenience, these products can be purchased in our office. If using a traditional toothbrush and floss, for good oral hygiene, follow the steps below.
Brush after every meal.
Use a toothbrush with a small amount of toothpaste.
Use circular, vibrating motions around the gumline for about 10 seconds on each tooth.
Brush every tooth slowly.
Brush the lower teeth up and the upper teeth down. Also brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth.
Carefully pull waxed floss between wire and braces.
Floss carefully around the braces.
Floss carefully around the gum area.
Floss around each tooth.
Brushing and Flossing