Great service
from Midland, 23 Jun 2015
Very good!
from Midland, 22 Jun 2015
Great service, love how nice the people are here
from Midland, 22 Jul 2015
Such a great family oriented business!
from Midland, 03 Nov 2015
Wonderful staff and environment. Dr. Dale was fantastic at explaining all aspects of our consultation, and the office staff is incredible. The office itself is remarkable as well!
from Bay City, 16 Sep 2015
Very pleased so far!
from Midland, 11 May 2015
I felt nice and comfy throughout the entire appointment and enjoyed how the staff made me feel (:
from Midland, 27 May 2015
Visit was awesome!
from Sanford, 04 May 2015
Our Davis & Davis family-wide orthodontic treatment has been an awesome experience! I so appreciate the longevity of the staff and their professionalism. Davis & Davis has been excellent for after-care and maintenance of our fabulous smiles.
from Midland, 17 Jun 2015
We couldn't be happier with the service we are receiving for our daughters treatment.
from Sanford, 29 Jun 2015
Very nice atmosphere with helpful and kind service
from Midland, 17 Jun 2015
Dr. Dale was very patient and took his time to be sure my daughter's smile was just right. This was a very tricky case since her teeth moved exceptionally fast. The end result (for both of my children) is beautiful.
from Auburn, 17 Jun 2015
Wonderful staff! Always prompt and punctual!
from Saginaw, 22 Jun 2015
Davis and Davis have been The greates orthonidonst they have the state of art equipment There staff are so friendly and care The greatest
from Midland, 10 Aug 2015
You are all fantastic to my family.
from Midland, 09 Jun 2015
Cheerful, friendly, timely, competent staff
from Midland, 06 May 2015
This is such a friendly office! Everyone is pleasant and easy to work with.
from Midland, 30 Jun 2015
Good service, given in a timely manner.
from Midland, 02 Jun 2015
Thank you , I love my smile.
from Midland, 25 Feb 2015
Fabulous office the entire staff always goes above and beyond the call of duty.
from Hemlock, 11 Aug 2015
We are very pleased with Davis and Davis, they work around our child's school schedule and do their best to see us as soon as possible if there is a concern.
from Bay City, 17 Jun 2015
Friendly, fast and great service
from Midland, 04 May 2015
from Sanford, 20 Jul 2015
We love the personal attention we receive every time we come.
from Freeland, 02 Jun 2015
We were very happy with our treatment and the office staff was all very friendly.
from Freeland, 16 Jun 2015
from Mt. Pleasant, 16 Jun 2015
from Midland, 16 Jun 2015
Very nice and friendly
from Midland, 17 Sep 2015
Very impressive organization. Friendly employees. Thorough examination and explanations.
from Midland, 20 Oct 2015
Dealing with Davis and Davis orthodontics for many years for my four children and myself. We have had a wonderful experience with the whole practice from Dr. Dale Davis to his whole staff. They always go above and beyond with all their patients. It is always a pleasure dealing with them and would highly recommend their office.
from Midland, Michigan, 09 Jun 2015

Brushing and Flossing

Brushing Your Teeth with Braces

When you have braces, it's very important to brush and floss after every meal in order to keep your teeth and gums healthy throughout your treatment. If you need help choosing the right toothbrush, toothpaste, and dental floss, please ask us and we can help you choose the right products for your teeth and your appliance.

Printable instructions >


Brushing Instructions
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    Brushing: Step 1

    Place your toothbrush at a 45-degree angle to your gum.

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    Brushing: Step 2

    Brush gently in a circular motion.

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    Brushing: Step 3

    Brush the outer, inner, and chewing surfaces of each tooth.

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    Brushing: Step 4

    Use the tip of your brush for the inner surface of your front teeth.


Flossing Instructions
  • flossing diagram

    Flossing: Step 1

    Using a piece of floss about 18 inches long, carefully thread the end between braces and wire. You may find a floss threader helpful.

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    Flossing: Step 2

    Carefully floss around the braces.

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    Flossing: Step 3

    Carefully floss around the gum areas.

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    Flossing: Step 4

    Carefully floss around each tooth.