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“My teeth are gorgeous! Dr. Mann worked his genius mechanical skills and I now have a gorgeous smile!

It's one thing to have superior clinical skills but Dr. Mann has the best bedside-manner of any of my physicians. Loved his positive and sunny personality! I highly recommend Dr. Mann; especially to adults who have waited to get braces or perhaps need braces again! My husband said that if Dr. Mann can get me to comply with all the care needed then Dr. Mann can get any teen or child to comply!

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- Heather Damron

Brushing and Flossing

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.

Brushing Instructions

Brushing: Step 1

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

Brushing: Step 2

Brush gently in a circular motion.

Brushing: Step 3

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

Brushing: Step 4

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


Flossing Instructions

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.

Flossing: Step 2

Carefully floss around the braces.

Flossing: Step 3

Carefully floss around the gum areas.

Flossing: Step 4

Carefully floss around each tooth.