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Brushing with braces demands meticulous care to prevent plaque and maintain oral health. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to gently clean all tooth surfaces and the gumline at least four times daily—after each meal and before bedtime. Apply fluoride toothpaste and employ gentle, circular motions to thoroughly clean around brackets and wires. A proxabrush can be particularly useful for getting between braces.

Flossing is crucial for removing plaque and food particles that a toothbrush might miss, especially around braces. Using floss threaders or orthodontic floss, carefully guide the floss under the archwire and alongside each tooth. Move the floss gently up and down against the tooth surface and under the gumline. Despite the extra steps, consistent flossing alongside careful brushing plays a key role in keeping your teeth and gums healthy throughout orthodontic treatment.


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