How to clean your braces at school

Maintaining good oral hygiene is crucial when you have braces. Cleaning them at school can be done quickly and easily with the right tools and techniques.

Here’s a guide to help you clean your braces effectively:

Step 1: Gather Your Tools

Toothbrush with soft bristles, toothpaste (fluoride or non-fluoride), dental floss or water flosser, small cup or container for rinsing mouthwash, and an oral irrigator.

Step 2: Brush Your Teeth

Brush your teeth before cleaning your braces to remove any food particles and plaque that may interfere with the cleaning process.

Step 3: Clean Your Braces

Rinse your mouth, use a toothbrush to clean the brackets and wires of your braces, floss or use a water flosser to remove food particles or debris from between your teeth and under your braces, rinse with mouthwash to kill bacteria and freshen breath, and use an oral irrigator if necessary.

Step 4: Maintain Your Braces

Visit your dentist or orthodontist regularly, brush and floss regularly, and avoid consuming too many sugary or acidic foods that can damage your teeth and braces.


Yes, mouthwash can freshen breath and kill bacteria around braces but should not be used as a substitute for brushing and flossing. Use a toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid damaging your braces. Yes, a water flosser can remove food particles and debris from between teeth and under braces, but it should not be used as a substitute for brushing and flossing.

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