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Flossing with Braces

Last updated 2 years ago

Good oral hygiene is particularly important when you have braces, because food particles can get stuck between the teeth and lodged in the braces. This may cause gum disease, discoloration, or tooth decay that could compromise the beauty of your smile.

Flossing is one part of your cleaning routine that can take much longer than normal because the archwire may get in the way of the floss. In order to floss effectively, you will need to thread the floss through the archwire. This video can show you how to accomplish this task and floss with ease.

For more tips on caring for your braces, consult OrthoExpress by calling (951) 263-7662 or visiting our website. We can help you get the smile you want in about 15 months’ time. 


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