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Dr. Perih recommends the use of Fluoridex toothpaste!

The only way a fluoride toothpaste can be effective is if patients use it consistently. Fluoridex offers the same look, taste and feel of the most popular consumer brand toothpastes. Fluoridex toothpastes provide four times more fluoride versus non-prescription, over-the-counter toothpastes for superior defense against tooth decay. Flouridex also whitens and desensitizes your teeth without the use of sodium lauryl sulfate. Your first tube is complimentary with the start of your treatment. Fluoridex can be used by the entire family, over the age of 6, whether or not you’re in treatment.

Brush after every meal


Use a toothbrush with a small amount of toothpaste.


Use small, circular motions, especially around the gumline, for about 10 seconds on each tooth. Push firmly enough to get the bristles into every area around the braces.


Brush every tooth slowly and carefully.


Brush carefully below the lower braces and above the upper braces at the gumline. Also brush the back of your tongue (to stop bad breath), and the roof of your mouth..

Floss after every meal


Carefully pull waxed floss between wire and braces.


Floss carefully around the braces.


Floss carefully around the gum area.


Floss around each tooth.

Patient Cooperation Incentive

When our patients follow oral hygiene instructions we reward them with Ortho Dollars. These dollars can be saved and then turned back in just like real money to receive gift cards to Target, Dunkin Donuts, or X-Box Points! Ortho Dollars are also rewarded for wearing your Dr. Perih t-shirt to your visit, extracting a baby tooth, or wearing your appliances as instructed.