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3900 Park Avenue, Suite 104,
Edison, NJ 08820
Tel: (732) 516-1999

381 Chestnut Street,
Union, NJ 07083
Tel: (908) 687-3221


Oral Hygiene with PreviDent Toothpaste

November 5th, 2013


Oral Hygiene with PreviDent Toothpaste

Oral care is very important throughout your entire orthodontic treatment here at Smile Solutions. While you’re in treatment, it is very essential for you to take care of your teeth and gums.  We are going to explain this to you in this blog entry.

When brushing, it is very important to brush your teeth and gums, but also to carefully brush you’re brackets and wires.  While brushing your teeth, you should spend about 10 seconds, in a circular motion, on each tooth before moving on to the next one.  Gently brush the braces. Press your toothbrush firmly enough so that the bristles spread into the gaps between the wire and the tooth. Brush in and around all of the brackets and wires. Ensure that you brush under the wires. A battery powered brush may be helpful.

We recommend to our patients that they use PreviDent toothpaste. Fluoride protection against tooth decay is needed throughout life. However, while you are wearing braces, it is much harder to keep your teeth clean. This can result in higher than normal amounts of plaque accumulation, which can cause cavities.

PreviDent has over 4.5 times the fluoride protection than your everyday over-the-counter toothpaste. It can help repair early root cavities, so they don’t become bigger problems later.

Your orthodontist or hygienist may recommend using special cleaning aids such as interdental brushes or floss threaders – yes, you can and should floss while wearing braces! Ask your orthodontist or hygienist to show you.

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