How to Floss With Braces

floss with braces

Starting your braces journey is an exciting time! It’s important to take care of your teeth during treatment as braces can harbor bacteria and taking care of your oral health during braces doesn’t stop. An important part of your oral health is flossing! Do you know how to floss with braces?

How to Floss With Braces

Flossing with braces may seem difficult, or even impossible when you first try. Flossing with braces is a breeze if you have the right tools! An important tool to add to your braces toolkit is a floss threader. It is a small device that allows you to thread your floss into the spots between your wires. This will help keep food out of your teeth and help avoid bad breath! 

If you don’t like using the floss threader you can also use a proxabrush. This brush will help do a deeper clean around your brackets and wires to remove the unwanted bacteria that might be left behind by regular brushing. 

Is It Worth It?

While it may seem unnecessary and unfamiliar at first, flossing with braces is well worth it! Soon enough flossing with braces will become second nature. The most important part of your oral health is keeping your mouth clean and that involves getting between those teeth! You don’t want food to stick between your teeth for long or you might have to fill a cavity once your braces are off. 

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