Oral Hygiene

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Interdental Toothbrush

A Proxabrush is an interdental (between the teeth) toothbrush that you may use to clean underneath and around your wires and braces. Use the Proxabrush gently to avoid damaging your wires. The Proxabrush will help you to clean your braces while maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

Fluoride Mouthwash

The daily use of the over-the-counter fluoride-containing mouthrinses is always recommended for all orthodontic patients. Products such as ACT, Listerine Smart Rinse, and Crest Pro-Health have all been shown to dramatically reduce the likelihood of both tooth decay and scarring (decalcifications) of the teeth that may occur during treatment.

Cleaning Your Removable Appliance

Brush your removable appliance with your toothbrush and toothpaste every day as a part of your regular brushing and flossing schedule. Because food particles and plaque can accumulate on your appliance just as they do on your teeth, cleaning your retainers should be done on a daily basis.