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Posted by Yang Orthodontics on 02/20/2018

Brushing With Braces, How to Brush Teeth


Brushing With Braces, How to Brush Teeth


Transcript auto-generated on YouTube:

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proper brushing is vital to keeping your

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teeth and gums healthy poor brushing can

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cause permanent damage to your teeth

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this damage can be in the form permanent

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white spots brown spots cavities and or

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gum disease here is a patient who did

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not brush his teeth properly when he had

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braces so when the braces were removed

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he had permanent white and brown spots

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on his teeth this is another patient who

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failed to brush her teeth properly so

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her braces had to be removed before her

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teeth were completely straight to

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prevent this from happening you must

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develop a system of cleaning all the

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surfaces of every tooth start by

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brushing the outer surfaces of your

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teeth and braces with a gentle circular

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motion tilt your toothbrush 45 degrees

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to clean the top and bottom of the

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braces concentrate on the areas of your

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teeth between the gums and the braces

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this is the area that is most commonly

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missed when brushing pay special

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attention to areas with hooks as plaque

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and food debris often accumulate here

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brush the chewing surfaces of your teeth

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brush the inside surfaces of your teeth

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don't forget to brush your tongue as

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odor-causing bacteria can get trapped

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here use a soft bristled toothbrush and

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gentle strokes when brushing plaque is

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soft and can easily be removed with

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proper brushing techniques do not brush

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with a hard bristle toothbrush or use

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harsh saw-like motions as this may cause

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damage to your teeth and gums to clean

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between the brackets you can use a proxy

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brush

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you can usually get one from your

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orthodontist or at your local drugstore

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the proxy brush is shaped like a

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miniature Christmas tree insert it under

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the arch wire and gently work it in an

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up-and-down motion by doing this you

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will be cleaning the surfaces of your

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teeth to the left and right of the

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braces do this between all of your

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brackets and bands to clean between your

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teeth you will need to floss for details

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on how to floss please see our flossing

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video brush when you wake up in the

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morning before bed and after every meal

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in addition you can use a fluoride rinse

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after brushing to keep your teeth strong

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and healthy remember in order to have a

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nice smile you not only need to have

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straight teeth you need to have clean

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healthy looking teeth the last thing you

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want when your braces are removed is to

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have straight but badly broken down or

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discolored teeth if you get in the habit

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of cleaning your teeth well you can be

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like this patient who after her braces

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were removed at a beautiful new smile

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you

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