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Do you have braces? If so, you most likely know how important it is to brush your teeth and appliance regularly throughout the day. Now, little did you know, an ineffective brushing routine doesn’t do much for your smile, so it’s important to have a proper brushing routine. To help you, our orthodontist, Dr. Kimberly Gronberg, has some tips for you.

First, spend about 10 seconds cleaning each tooth. Make sure to clean every part of the tooth, including the front, back, and chewing surfaces as well as around the braces hardware. Also, use the same cleaning technique for each tooth to equally clean each tooth.

Second, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to clean your chompers. These oral hygiene tips can clean and care for the tooth enamel and gums. They can also strengthen the smile.

Third, gently clean the braces. You don’t need a tough routine to thoroughly clean the appliance. Just press the toothbrush against the braces so the bristles spread around the brackets and under the wires. When you’re ready, start cleaning.

For more information and details about how to properly brush your teeth when you have braces in Highland Village, Texas, please contact Gronberg Orthodontics at 972-966-2326 and talk to a member of our dental team. The more you know, the better. We look forward to helping you!