Learn more about the orthodontic importance of Brushing and Flossing

Care of Your Braces

A variety of products are available to clean your braces and maintain excellent health of your teeth, your gingival tissue, and your bone.

These products include:

  • Power toothbrushes
  • Manual toothbrushes
  • Water piks
  • Floss
  • Mouth rinses
  • Toothpaste

Brushing for 2 minutes removes approximately 90% of food and bacteria

brushing with braces

Using a Water Pik and Flossing for 1 minute removes approximately 5% of food and bacteria

flossing with braces

Mouth Rinses kill any residual bacteria for approximately 4 to 6 hours. Recommended Rinses: Listerine, Crest, Colgate, Peroxyl



Richard E. Dunn, DDS, MS (559) 625-3030
101 W. Tulare Ave
Visalia, CA 93277