Tooth Brushing Instructions

To keep from getting white spots on your teeth or permanent stains while wearing braces, it is important to brush well multiple times a day.

Use a toothbrush with soft bristles and a small strip of flouride toothpaste. When you brush your teeth, move the brush in small, circular motions to reach food particles that may be under your gum line. Hold the toothbrush at an angle and brush slowly and carefully, getting under the wires and covering all areas between teeth, between braces, and the surface of each tooth. It will take you several minutes to thoroughly brush your teeth. Brush up on the lower teeth, down on the upper teeth and the outside, inside and chewing surface of your front and back teeth. Brush your tongue and the roof of your mouth before you rinse.

It is also important to floss every day because it removes food particles and plaque in areas that a toothbrush can’t reach. We recommend using a floss threader or Sturdy Floss, which has a rigid end making it easy to get under the wires.