The practice of Paul S. Murphy DDS, MSD, Inc. is here for you if you are having trouble brushing and flossing while wearing braces. We will demonstrate these procedures for you when your orthodontic appliances are placed. We will review these procedures whenever necessary to help you maintain good oral health during your treatment. You should also be sure to continue seeing your general dentist on a regular basis during your orthodontic treatment.
Good dental hygiene is extremely important when you have braces, though it can be a little harder to brush and floss your teeth. You need to maintain healthy teeth and gums when you have braces so that you can have a beautiful smile when your treatment is completed and your appliances are removed.
We will supply you with a toothbrush that is designed for use with braces. Of course, if you prefer an electric toothbrush you are able to continue using that. We will also supply you with “floss threaders” to assist you in getting your floss in proper position. If you are playing sports or activities where you need a mouthguard, we will supply you with a mouthguard designed to be worn around your braces.