a toothbrush with soft bristles and a small strip of fluoride 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, 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.
will need to replace your toothbrush more often due to your appliances. As soon
as the bristles start to wear down or fray, replace your toothbrush with a new
one. It may be difficult for your toothbrush to reach some areas under your
archwire. Do not swallow any toothpaste; rinse your mouth thoroughly with water
after you finish brushing. It is important to floss and use an antibacterial
mouthwash and fluoride treatment throughout your orthodontic treatment and
beyond for optimal oral hygiene.