Niagara Region, Practicing Orthodontics

Orthodontic treatment is a great benefit to many of our patients but it also creates new challenges when attempting to keep your teeth clean. At Village Square Dental Centre, our Niagara Region dentists always stress the importance of proper hygiene as it will help you avoid problems and frustrations down the road.

Tips for Proper Oral Hygiene when Wearing Braces

  • Use a Soft Toothbrush
  • Start Brushing in the Upper Right
  • Brush above and below the Braces Using a Circular Motion
  • Slowly Work Your Brush around to the Front Teeth and over to the Left Side
  • Brush the Insides and Biting Surfaces
  • Starting on the Lower Right Side, Brush the Outside of the Lower Teeth
  • Use the Same Circular Motion
  • Brush above and below the Braces until the Braces and Teeth are Sparkling Clean
  • Move the Brush Slowly Toward the Front and Left Side
  • Brush the Insides and Tops of Your Teeth

Tips for Flossing

  • Start by Placing the Floss on a Floss Threader
  • Insert Floss behind the Arch Wire
  • Gently Clean the Sides of the Teeth and under the Gums with an up-and-down Motion

Remember, proper oral hygiene will prevent a range of issues, including plaque buildup and swollen gums.

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