Oral Hygiene

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Interdental Toothbrush

A Proxabrush is an interdental (between the teeth) toothbrush that you may use to clean underneath and around your wires and braces. For Oral Hygiene Use the Proxabrush gently to avoid damaging your wires. The Proxabrush will help you to clean your braces while maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

Antibacterial Mouthwash

The Natural Dentist Healthy Gums Mouth Rinse is an herbal/botanical remedy that has been clinically tested and proven effective to help treat bleeding gums and other gum problems. Healthy Gums is made up of a combination of medicinal herbs plus, purified aloe vera gel. This product does not contain alcohol, artificial colors, flavors, or preservatives. Healthy Gums comes in 2 flavors, Peppermint Twist and Orange Zest. You can use this mouthwash daily to help prevent infection, get fresh breath, and relieve bleeding and inflammation of your gums.

Topical Fluoride

Phos-Flur is a sodium fluoride gel that helps prevent tooth decay while you are wearing braces by killing bacteria and replacing minerals in tooth enamel that have been exposed to harmful acids. The use of Phos-Flur does not replace daily brushing and flossing but should be done following your daily schedule at bedtime. Place a small strip of Phos-Flur on a toothbrush apply it to your teeth for one minute and spit it out. You may not eat or drink for 30 minutes after you use Phos-Flur. The active ingredient needs to stay on your teeth for 30 minutes, so do not wash it away by eating or drinking.

Cleaning Your Removable Appliance

Brush your removable appliance every day as a part of your regular brushing and flossing schedule. Because food particles and plaque can accumulate on your appliance just as they do on your teeth, soak the appliance daily. Dissolve a Polident, Efferdent, or other denture-cleaning tablets in a glass of tap water at room temperature and soak your appliance once every day. Your appliance will taste better, and you will prevent plaque and bacterial accumulation.