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  • Writer's pictureDr. Alex

This is the Biggest Brushing Mistake Patients Make

Updated: Apr 25, 2023

We see this mistake on a daily basis in our practice!

It's no secret that patients have a harder time brushing with braces than without. The pointy corners and raised nature of braces makes them a good trap for food and plaque. Poor brushing can lead to white scars on your teeth that are commonly referred to as "white spots." The good new is that proper technique isn't a challenging task and will keep your teeth clean.

The most common area we see this issue is just above braces on the upper teeth and just below braces on the lower teeth. Watch our video below to see some simple pointers on how to improve brushing in these areas.



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