Floss
like a BOSS!
  • Foods To Avoid

    Hard Foods

    Ice, hard candy, popcorn kernels, whole nuts

    Sticky Foods

    Sticky candy (caramels, taffy, gummy bears)
    Bubble gum (sugar-free gum is ok)

    Sugar in Food & Drinks
    Whole Fruits & Veggies

    (cut into bite-sized pieces)

    Hard, Crusty Breads
    Hard Foods

    (cut into bite-sized pieces)

    Hard, Crusty Breads

    (pull apart and eat in small pieces)

  • Brushing

    Since braces can trap food particles and cause plaque build-up, it is very important to carefully brush as often as you can (preferably after every meal). This will help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

    Brushing
  • Flossing

    We encourage our patients to try to floss at least once a day. Make sure that you pull the floss under your arch wire (a floss threader will help, as this can be a little tricky). Be gentle, but be sure to move the floss all the way up and down your teeth until it reaches your gums.

    Flossing
  • Rinsing

    After you have brushed and flossed, rinse your mouth with water or an antiseptic dental rinse. This type of rinse will help fight off irritations that your braces might cause.

    Rinsing
  • Interdental Toothbrush

    We will provide you with an interdental toothbrush when Dr. Brian places your braces. It can be used to clean under your wires and around your brackets. Use this toothbrush slowly and carefully to help keep your teeth, braces and gums clean and healthy.

    Interdental Toothbrush
  • Retainer

    When you begin wearing a retainer, it will accumulate food particles and plaque, making it very important to brush your retainer every time you brush your teeth.

    Regularly soak your retainer in a glass of room-temperature tap water with a denture-cleaning tablet. This will help prevent plaque build-up and will also also help your retainer taste better.

    Retaniar

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