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Patient Information (Removable and Functional Appliances)

cleaninginstructions for Removable Appliances and Functional Appliances It is very important to maintain good is absolutely clean. Clean your brace morning and night hygiene for both your mouth and your and after every time you eat. brace. We recommend that you follow the instructions below: To keep the brace odour free and to prevent plaque forming on it you can also use brace cleaning tablets HanDLing youR BRacE once a week. Dissolve one tablet in a glass of water, Take the brace out of your mouth for cleaning let your brace soak in it for 15-20 minutes then rinse your teeth, eating and all contact sports. it well with cold water before placing it back in to When removing your brace, hold it over a your mouth. sink full of water to prevent any breakage if it drops. cLEaning youR TEETH cLEaning youR BRacE As well as cleaning your teeth morning and night you Using your normal tooth brush and must clean them after every time you eat. Fluoride toothpaste, clean your brace in and around mouthwash should also be used twice a day, morning the metal parts and all the plastic surfaces, and evening after brushing to ensure good oral hygiene until any food on it has been removed and it is maintained. DiscLosing TaBLETs To ensure you are cleaning your teeth well we recommend the use of disclosing tablets which show up anywhere there is plaque on the teeth and around the gum line so you know where to concentrate on when you brush your teeth. We recommend you use these once a week. 1. Place a disclosing tablet in your mouth. 2. Chew thoroughly with just saliva, spread it all over tooth and gum surfaces with your tongue, until your mouth has been completely covered with disclosing dye. Plaque stained by disclosing dye 3. Spit out the saliva. 4. Rinse your mouth out with water. 5. Areas of plaque will be stained by the dye and will show you where you are missing and not brushing properly. 6. Brush your teeth until the dye has been removed, then concentrate on those areas the next time you brush. If ANYof tHe ABoVe INStrUctIoNS Are Not folloWeDtHeN DAMAGe to YoUr teetH IS VerYlIkelYto occUr.


Patient Information (Removable and Functional Appliances)
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