Oral hygiene is always important, but even more so with braces! Watch our Oral hygiene video and read the information below on how to brush and floss properly with braces.
Brushing with Braces
Flossing with Braces
You’ll need to thread the floss under the archwire. You can use floss threaders to help you do that! We provide floss threaders free at our office. Thread the floss threader under the arch wire. Gently go between the teeth, hugging the side of each tooth. You can then remove the floss, and go between every tooth.
You can use your proxabrush between the archwire and the braces to help loosen food particles, remove plaque, and stimulate your gums. To use it just push the brush under the archwire between the brackets. Make sure to always use the proxabrush gently, as too much pressure could break off a bracket.
Foods to Avoid
To learn more about Ben H. Fishbein, DDS, CAGS and Fishbein Orthodontics and the orthodontic treatment available for children, teens, and adults using braces, Invisalign, and Incognito, please visit: https://emeraldcoastbraces.com or call (850) 477-1089.