Tips for Flossing with Braces

Having braces is not an excuse for not flossing! Flossing is incredibly important to prevent tooth decay and periodontal disease, especially while wearing braces. To help you, here are some tips on how to floss with braces:

- Use about 18 inches of floss. Wind the ends of the floss around your fingers.

- Thread the floss carefully between your teeth. Thread it under the main wire before sliding it between your teeth.

- Strongly consider using orthodontic threaders as these can help make getting the floss through the teeth above the wire and up to your gum line easier.

- If there is a younger child you care for who has braces, be present to make sure he or she does a good job. Having them sit down is recommendable as it often takes a while.

We hope these tips are helpful to you. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, feel free to call our Orange County office at 714.685.3890 and one of our team members will be glad to assist you! See you at your next appointment!

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Dr. Evelyn Maruko is an Orange County orthodontist and Anaheim Hills orthodontist - Maruko Orthodontics offers braces for children, braces for teens, and braces for adults in Anaheim Hills, and the surrounding Orange County, CA area (California) - Our office provides orthodontic dental braces in Anaheim Hills - Dr. Evelyn Maruko is an orthodontist in Orange County with over twenty years of experience - Maruko Orthodontics offers high quality metal braces, clear ceramic braces, and ClearCorrect clear braces to straighten your smile - Specializing in orthodontics in Orange County which re-aligns the jaws and teeth to achieve an optimum bite (occlusion), smile, and facial balance - Providing high quality braces in Anaheim Hills and braces in Orange County and it's surrounding areas.