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Posted by Yang Orthodontics on 02/20/2018

Flossing With Braces, How to Floss Teeth


Flossing With Braces, How to Floss Teeth


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cleaning between your teeth is necessary

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to prevent decay an infected swollen gum

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tissue in order to clean between your

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teeth you will need to floss with braces

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it is difficult to floss normally

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because the arch wire is usually in the

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way the proper way to floss with braces

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is to first direct the floss under the

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arch wire this can be done in one of two

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ways

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the first way is to take floss and

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thread it under the arch wire directly

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this is sometimes difficult because if

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the gums are in the way the floss will

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Bend so you will not be able to get it

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under the arch wire the second way is to

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use a floss threader which looks like a

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plastic needle to use a floss threader

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pass a piece of floss through the

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threader and then use it to direct the

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floss under the arch wire it is often

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easier to direct the floss threader away

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from the gums so you won't accidentally

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poke your gums after the floss is under

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the arch wire you can begin flossing to

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floss gently push the floss through the

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contact point of Tootsie then wrap the

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floss around one tooth in the shape of

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the letter C and gently move the floss

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up and down make sure to clean under the

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gums because this is a common place

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where bacteria and food particles are

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trapped when you are finished with the

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side of one tooth clean the side of the

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tooth next to it in the same way then

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remove the floss from under the arch

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wire and continue to do the next two

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teeth work your way around your mouth

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until the sides of all your teeth have

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been cleaned at first flossing may take

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a long time but as you practice every

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day you will get better and faster at

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flossing your teeth make it a habit to

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floss at least once a day

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if you have not been flossing regularly

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you may notice some bleeding at first as

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you continue to floss regularly you

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should notice a decrease in bleeding if

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the bleeding does not decrease consult

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your dentist or orthodontist many

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patients underestimate the importance of

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flossing

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remember that flossing cleans areas of

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the teeth and gums that brushing alone

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cannot with proper brushing and flossing

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habits your teeth and gums will be clean

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and healthy and you will be well on your

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way to a beautiful new smile


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