Beautiful smiling girl with retainer for teeth.

The best way to clean your teeth with braces is to start by swishing water around your mouth to get all the excess food out of the braces. Piksters and super floss should be used to remove any food that has been stuck in the braces and between the teeth. Brush upper and lower teeth separately with a small head toothbrush using small gentle circular motions (an electric toothbrush is recommended). Brush above and below the brackets making sure the gums are also being brushed without too much pressure. Then brush on the insides of the teeth and on biting surfaces ensuring all tooth surfaces have been cleaned. Celia | Dental hygienist.