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

231 Millburn Avenue,
Millburn, NJ 07041
Tel: (973) 376-0496

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

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BRUSHING AND FLOSSING


brushingBrushing Your Teeth with Braces

When you have braces its very important to brush and floss after every meal in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your treatment. If you need help choosing the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss, please ask us and we can help you choose the right products for your teeth and your appliance.


Brushing Instructions
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    Brushing: Step 1

    Place your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to your gum.

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    Brushing: Step 2

    Brush gently in a circular motion.

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    Brushing: Step 3

    Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

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    Brushing: Step 4

    Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.


Flossing Instructions
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    Flossing: Step 1

    Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and as the floss is used, the other finger takes it up.

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    Flossing: Step 2

    Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.

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    Flossing: Step 3

    Holding the floss tightly, gently saw the floss between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.

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    Flossing: Step 4

    Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.


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Edison Office: 3900 Park Avenue, Suite 104, Edison, NJ 08820 Tel: (732) 516-1999
Millburn Office: 231 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ 07041 Tel: (973) 376-0496
Union Office: 381 Chestnut Street, Union, NJ 07083 Tel: (908) 687-3221
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