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Deborah A. Ferrer DMD, MS, PA
16223 Miramar Parkway
Miramar, FL 33027
954-433-4544
Monday - Thursday 9-5:30, Saturday 9-2

Brushing and Flossing

Brushing Your Teeth with Braces

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    Brushing: Step 1

    Place your toothbrush at a 45 degree angle to your gum.

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    Brushing: Step 2

    Brush gently in a circular motion.

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    Brushing: Step 3

    Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

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    Brushing: Step 4

    Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.

Flossing Your Teeth with Braces

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    Flossing: Step 1

    Using a piece of floss about 18 inches long, carefully thread the end between braces and wire. You may find a floss threader helpful.

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    Flossing: Step 2

    Carefully floss around the braces.

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    Flossing: Step 3

    Carefully floss around the gum areas.

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    Flossing: Step 4

    Carefully floss around each tooth.


Brushing with Plaque HD

Plaque HD is the first professional plaque identifying toothpaste. It uses a patented technology to help the brusher identify where there is plaque build up is and remove it. Plaque HD helps orthodontic patients who wear braces not undermine their investment in their smile. Learn more about Plaque HD!

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