Oral Hygiene

Brushing Your Teeth with Braces

We know that keeping your teeth clean can be challenging with a mouth full of braces, but thanks to Damon System braces and an electric toothbrush, hygiene doesn’t have to be difficult.  

Keeping your teeth clean during orthodontic treatment is very important. Always remember to brush after every meal and floss at least once a day. Healthy teeth and gums are just as important as straight teeth in obtaining a healthy and attractive smile. Dr. Rucker recommends using a Sonicare or Oral-B electric toothbrush during and after orthodontic treatment. 

Keeping Clean with Waterpik

Our goal is to help make cleaning your teeth and braces as easy as possible. If you are like many people that don’t like to floss, consider using a Waterpik Aquarius to remove food and plaque from between your teeth and around your braces. When used properly, the Waterpik Aquarius does a fantastic job and can be even simpler, more effective, and faster to manipulate than floss. Please ask us about the Waterpik Aquarius at your next visit if you are having trouble keeping your teeth clean with braces.

Platypus Orthodontic Flosser

  • The easiest way to floss with braces
  • Spatula end fits under your archwire - innovative and simple
  • Recommended by Dr. Rucker as the most practical and efficient way to floss while wearing braces

Eating with Braces

Whether you have braces or not, it’s always recommended to eat a healthy and well-balanced diet. If you have braces, it is important to avoid certain foods that can increase your risk for cavities or damage your braces. To help you decide which foods make the cut, we have developed a set of guidelines to help you maintain healthy teeth and protect your braces.

Kimberly Betts
Kimberly Betts
23:25 03 May 19
We love Dr. Rucker’s office! Kind and friendly staff and very thorough and professional.
Jessica K
Jessica K
22:57 03 May 19
Professional and ethical from start to finish. Office is pristine. Staff friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Dr. Rucker is a perfectionist & it shows through and through!
Mary Porter
Mary Porter
04:17 02 May 19
Skylen Goebel
Skylen Goebel
00:04 02 May 19
I just got my braces off about a week ago, I have amazing straight teeth. I had chipped my tooth to and they could fix it. I definitely recommend you going there.😊
Kendall Le
Kendall Le
22:13 01 May 19
I 100% recommend Rucker!! The outcome is amazing and the staff is so incredible!!
Noah Tovar
Noah Tovar
02:31 01 May 19
camille wettlaufer
camille wettlaufer
18:05 30 Apr 19
Thank you Dr. Rucker and staff for an awesome experience and beautiful results for my daughters smile. You are amazing!
Bobby Johnston
Bobby Johnston
02:24 30 Apr 19
Beautiful office, friendly staff. My daughter didn’t have a ton of change needed with her smile but she wanted to try Invisalign to make minor adjustments. It was easy and quick. We are all happy with the results.
Christine Chapin
Christine Chapin
21:09 29 Apr 19
I have never met a more professional staff. Rosie in particular goes above and beyond to greet you with her uplifting personality. You always receive quality care and that is so important to me and my family!
Jessica Ramirez
Jessica Ramirez
18:01 29 Apr 19
The facility is new and super clean, the staff is very friendly and helpful, and Dr. Rucker is very professional and thorough when recommending/performing treatment! Would definitely recommend you check them out when looking for an orthodontist for yourself or your children😁
Katie Hensley
Katie Hensley
17:23 29 Apr 19
Every person in Dr. Rucker's office is professional, kind, and a pleasure to be around. I highly recommend them to anyone who lives in the Temecula Valley!
joleen huber
joleen huber
23:07 28 Apr 19
Love Dr. Rucker‘s office. He is so kind and gentle and the staff is so sweet.
Kylee Grimm
Kylee Grimm
23:12 26 Apr 19
Candace Rabago
Candace Rabago
21:26 26 Apr 19
Sumer Wilson
Sumer Wilson
10:25 26 Apr 19
My daughter had a wonderful experience all around!! They are great! Highly recommended!
Rebecca Gutierrez
Rebecca Gutierrez
05:19 25 Apr 19

Jonathan W. Rucker, DDS, MS
Specialist in Orthodontics

Phone: 951-302-0685
Email: info@ruckerorthodontics.com

 

31560 Rancho Pueblo Road, Ste. 201,
Temecula, CA, 92592