Do you struggle with your dental health because your braces get in the way when you try to floss? You are not the only person to have had this exasperation, but we would like to try and help ease it a little for you with a few tips and tricks.
Stores that sell dental hygiene products like toothpaste and toothbrushes, most of the time may also sell orthodontic floss threaders. Perhaps the most challenging part of flossing with braces is getting the floss underneath the wire, but with the threader it can be as easy as sewing. The threader can provide you with the stability needed to get the floss beneath the wire enabling you to floss. Before moving on to the next tooth, you should be certain that you have gently flossed up to your gum line.
It might be beneficial to use waxed dental floss over non-waxed because waxed may be able to glide easily in between your teeth without getting caught. Alternatively, non-waxed floss can get snagged on the brackets and may leave filaments behind.
If you have other questions about flossing with braces, or if you want to schedule a consultation with Dr. Rosendo Garza, please call one of our team members at 909-421-8787. At Golden West Dental Clinic, we want you to enjoy your best possible dental health in Rialto, California.