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Tips for Flossing with Braces

Last updated 6 years ago

While it can seem challenging at first, flossing with braces can be mastered with a little time and patience. This video provides a useful, step-by-step demonstration of the proper way to floss with braces.

Begin by directing the floss underneath the archwire toward the gums. You may want to use a floss threader, which looks like a plastic needle, to assist in this process. Once the floss is under the archwire, pull the floss between the teeth. Repeat this process to clean the spaces between each tooth. Floss at least once a day, and brush after each meal.

You should combine a cleaning regimen with regular dental checkups with a pediatric dentist. At Adelberg Montalvan Pediatric Dentistry, we're committed to helping maintain your child's healthy smile. Call us at (516) 798-1111 to schedule an appointment today.


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