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How do I brush my teeth if I have fixed braces?

If you have fixed braces:

  • Brush beginning with your upper teeth, working on the outside surface with your toothbrush positioned at a 45-degree angle toward the gum. Using a circular motion, do about 10 strokes over two or three teeth at a time.
  • After you finish brushing the outside surface of your upper teeth, brush the inner surfaces in the same manner.
  • Then brush the chewing surfaces.
  • Use an interdental brush (ask your orthodontist for one or get one from your local pharmacy) to remove particles from between your teeth.
  • Repeat the entire process on your lower teeth.
  • Make sure to rinse your mouth thoroughly with water several times. You may have a final rinse with mouthwash to leave your mouth feeling and smelling fresh. A mouthwash containing fluoride would also help strengthen tooth enamel and prevent cavities.
  • Check your teeth in a mirror to make sure that you have covered all surfaces and that no food particles remain on teeth or braces.

Now you can kiss your overbite or underbite goodbye. Have an attractive smile that’s truly remarkable from an expert’s perspective. Call us in Wilbraham today at (413) 596-9657 or use our online Request an Appointment form. Our patients come to us from the Pioneer Valley (Hampden County, MA) towns of Hampden, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, Springfield, Wilbraham and East Longmeadow, Massachusetts.

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" How could I give anything but 10 stars when the whole experience was perfect! Dr. Margolis and his staff are polite, friendly and informative. Every appointment from the first consultation through having the braces taken off were run like a well oiled machine... And most importantly, my daughter's teeth look amazing and she is all smiles!! "
- Kathy C.

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Margolis Orthodontics

3 Crane Park Drive, Wilbraham, MA 01095
Tel: (413) 596-9657, Fax: (413) 596-9689
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