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Hygiene the Easy Way

Your child's braces do not have to complicate their dental hygiene, but it does change it. The key facts on ideal oral hygiene using fixed braces follow below:

Dental hygiene


Brushing teeth

As clean as a whistle: Proper brushing with braces

Good that your child has straight teeth after finishing with treatment. Better if they are also beautiful and healthy! It is important that they brush their teeth after every meal because plaque can form faster when they wear fixed braces.

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Thorough cleaning with toothbrush

This is how:

1) It is best to use a soft toothbrush and a toothpaste containing fluoride.

2) The braces-wearer should hold the toothbrush in such a way that they can feel the bristles under the rubber ligature.

3) Each tooth surface should be brushed including the areas above, below and between each bracket.

4) Top teeth should be brushed from top to bottom, the bottom ones from bottom to top.

5) To ensure complete and proper brushing, each tooth surface should receive about 10 brush movements. This usually does not take longer than two to three minutes!

How to get perfect results: More tips on optimum dental hygiene

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Now your child's toothbrush must do more and wears out faster. Make sure as soon as the bristles fray, a new toothbrush is used.

Optical help: Tooth dye tablets enable your child to recognize every tooth surface that needs brushing at once.

The use of an oral irrigator before brushing helps eliminate rough food particles.

A weekly fluoride prophylaxis helps optimize your child's dental protection.

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