How to Clean Teeth with Braces

  • Get a special toothbrush for braces.
  1. Get a regular brush with soft bristles.
  2. Replace any brush with frayed bristles every three-four months.
  • Prepare your brush.
  1. Use fluoride toothpaste. It can help strengthen your teeth and remove plaque.
  • Tackle brushing in four sections.
  1. Use small circles and make sure to brush in every corner of the brackets.
  2. Make sure to brush your tongue and top of your mouth. 
  • Use your proxabrush, a.k.a. "Christmas tree" brush.
  1. This may help you clean in between the brackets and wire more effectively.
  • Floss your teeth.
  1. Debris can get stuck in teeth with braces which can cause plaque to build up, so take the time to floss after you brush to remove any remaining debris.
  2. Try water-flossing if you don't like regular flossing.
  • Use mouthwash.
  1. Mouthwash may decrease plaque. 
  2. It may also clear away any remaining food particles.