Posted on 5/20/2019 by First Impressions Orthodontics
Plaque builds up easier when a person has braces. It is also harder to remove from behind the braces if you don't have the right flossing technique. The right flossing technique can make all the difference in how well your teeth are cleaned and how well they stand up during the time that you have the braces on.
Tips for Flossing Easier
Flossing for anyone can be a daunting task that they do not want to do. However, if you have braces, it becomes even more important to do. This will keep the teeth free from plaque and in the best shape so that they do not get cavities or other issues.
One of the biggest tips to help with flossing is to use a water flosser to get into those hard to reach places. This can be done with the orthodontic tip that can easily be attached to the end of the flosser. This has been shown to be more effective for those with braces than other types of flossing techniques.
Small tooth flossers or picks are given to those with braces. These can help clean between the teeth and also in the wires of the braces to keep them clean. This should be done after every meal to remove any build-up or other food that might be stuck in these areas that could potentially cause a problem if the teeth are not cleaned from the debris.
If You Need Help with Flossing, Just Ask Us!
Speak with us today to find out how we can help you with the flossing that you need to do to make sure that your braces are cleaned out completely. You will also want to make sure that you keep your teeth and gums in the best shape with the right flossing techniques that help you remove the build-up that would otherwise cause issues.