Hannah Orthodontics

Olathe (913) 829-2244
Emporia (620) 343-3000
Lenexa/Shawnee (913) 268-5559
Louisburg (913) 837-3500
Kansas City (913) 227-4575

Brushing & Flossing

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Brushing Your Teeth with Braces

When you have braces it’s very important to brush and floss after every meal in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your treatment. If you need help choosing the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss, please ask us and we can help you choose the right products for your teeth and your appliance.

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Brushing Instructions
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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 Instructions
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    Flossing: Step 1

    Wind about 18 inches of floss around your fingers as shown. Most of it should be wrapped around one finger, and as the floss is used, the other finger takes it up.

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    Flossing: Step 2

    Use your thumbs and forefingers to guide about one inch of floss between your teeth.

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    Flossing: Step 3

    Holding the floss tightly, gently saw the floss between your teeth. Then curve the floss into a C-shape against one tooth and gently slide it beneath your gums.

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    Flossing: Step 4

    Slide the floss up and down, repeating for each tooth.


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Olathe Office
1441 E. 151st St.
Olathe, KS 66062

Emporia Office
3021 Eaglecrest Dr. Ste. A
Emporia, KS 66801

Lenexa/Shawnee Office
7505 Quivira
Lenexa, KS 66216

Louisburg Office
4 South Berkley
Louisburg, KS 66053

Kansas City Office
2300 Hutton Road, Suite 110
Kansas City, KS 66109

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