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Brushing with Braces

Ortho Hygiene Program

At Commerce Park Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics, we are committed to providing patients in Bridgeport, Shelton, Westport, and the surrounding communities with personalized, effective orthodontic treatment in a friendly and welcoming environment. Our skilled doctors and staff believe in creating a strong foundation for beautiful smiles by teaching kids about good oral health at an early age.

Read more to learn about our unique S.W.A.T. program and our dedication to proper oral health while in orthodontic treatment.


Straight White Attractive Teeth

One of the key ingredients in the recipe for a beautiful smile with braces is excellent oral hygiene. Commerce Park Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics is committed to providing you with proper oral hygiene instructions, motivational tools to help you succeed, and a “Score Your Smile” system to keep you on track throughout treatment.

In order to maintain the pace of your treatment and have a beautiful smile when the braces come off, you need to be sure you brush and floss your teeth, gums, and braces very well. The day you get your braces on, our team will go over the importance of how to brush and floss, what foods to avoid, and what to expect with braces.

In addition, you will receive the S.W.A.T. (Straight White Attractive Teeth) Tool-Kit, which includes:

  • Philips Sonicare FlexCare Platinum®
  • Prescription fluoride paste
  • Orthodontic flossing aids

You will need to:

  • Use these products as recommended every day
  • Floss before brushing at least once a day
  • Make wise food choices and avoid actions that could damage braces, such as biting into hard foods and eating foods high in sugar
  • Score your smile at each visit to see how you are doing; this information will be recorded on a score card

With S.W.A.T. teamwork you will be on your way to clean, healthy teeth and gums and that perfect smile.

Contact Our Bridgeport, Shelton or Westport, CT Orthodontic Offices

At Commerce Park Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics, we believe in maintaining open communication with our patients. If you have any questions about the orthodontic health program or any of our other treatments such as braces or Invisalign®, please don’t hesitate to contact our Bridgeport, Shelton or Westport, CT orthodontic offices.

Our friendly staff is happy to answer any questions or help you schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!