Orthodontic Brushing and Flossing
Teeth Cleaning Visual Aids for Somerville Patients With Braces
See the difference proper care and cleaning of your teeth can make during your Orthodontic treatments with Dr. Shinmachi. For further assistance, please call our office at Mint Orthodontics Somerville Orthodontic Office Phone Number (908) 526-0808 or use our Message form.
Oral Hygiene Overview
For a brief overview of oral hygiene tips, please click on the image below. It will launch our educational module in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about oral hygiene.
Brush after every meal.
Use a toothbrush with a small amount of toothpaste.
Use circular, vibrating motions around the gum line 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.
Floss nightly after brushing to remove the plaque missed by brushing.
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