The better your oral hygiene is, the better your overall health will be. It is important to brush your teeth after every meal with a fluoridated toothpaste and floss at least once per day. When brushing, remember to include your tongue, cheeks, and the roof of your mouth.
Whether it be a manual toothbrush or an electric toothbrush, soft bristles are recommended to avoid damage to your gums.
At Varble Orthodontics, we strongly encourage our patients to practice healthy oral hygiene habits. To do so, we teach them proper brushing and flossing techniques while in treatment and provide them with an electric toothbrush. The electric toothbrush has soft bristles that rotate in a circular motion offering more brush strokes and a better clean than a manual brush in the same given timeframe. Subsequently, it reduces the risk of gum disease and tooth decay.