October 2nd, 2015
IF YOU HAVE BRACES, you still need to floss. Flossing is important in the prevention of cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease—especially while wearing braces.
Tips For Flossing With Braces
To help you floss with braces, here are some helpful tips:
- Use enough floss! The amount of floss should be equal to the length from your fingers to you elbow.
- Thread floss between your wire and the contact of two teeth with your fingers or use a floss threader.
- Wind floss around one finger of one hand and one finger of your other hand.
- Waxed floss is less likely to tear. Oral B Glide floss is our favorite.
Help Youngsters Out!
If you or the little ones in your life who don’t wear braces are having trouble flossing, consider Crest Glide Floss Picks.
We Want To Help Keep Your Smile Bright
We at Gorczyca Orthodontics hope that these flossing tips were helpful and keep you excited about flossing and maintaining excellent oral hygiene. If you have questions about your teeth or oral hygiene, visit us at www.clubbraces.com or call us at (925) 757-9000.