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Navigating Your Flossing While Wearing Braces

Florence KY OrthodontistThe end results of wearing braces are incredible. Your brilliant new smile will give you the confidence and smile satisfaction you’ve been waiting for! However, some of your regular cleaning routines may need a small adjustment, so you can properly care for your teeth while wearing braces.

Flossing is one dental routine that can become a bit more challenging while wearing braces. Beware…don’t let the frustration or challenge to this task hold you back from completing it one time per day. If you fail to routinely floss your teeth it may lead to tooth decay or gum disease, and lead to costly unwanted dental bills.

A great and effective way to floss when you have braces is by using a Waterpik Water flosser with the orthodontic tip. The water that is expelled through the tip will help remove your plaque around your braces and improve the health of your gums.

Another helpful tool for flossing with braces is an orthodontic floss threader. These threaders are disposable and available in most stores where they sell toothbrushes and toothpaste. This threader enables you to pull the floss through your teeth and above the wire to reach your gum line.

It’s important to have proper expectations for your children who are wearing braces. For younger children, they will most likely need your assistance while flossing.

At Embrace Dental Care, we want your teeth to look amazing, but we also care that your teeth are healthy! Call our office today so Dr. Adeniran can get you on the road to a healthy and brilliant smile.

Posted on behalf of Embrace Dental Care

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8544 US Highway 42, Suite 500, Florence, KY 41042
(859) 371-4000

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4122 Shelbyville Rd Suite 103,
Louisville, KY 40207
(502) 890-7760

Practice Hours
Mon - Tue: 8AM - 5PM
Weds - Thurs: 10AM - 7PM
Friday: 10AM - 5PM