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HAVING BRACES IS NOT AN EXCUSE for not flossing! Flossing is a crucial part of your defense against tooth decay and periodontal disease, especially while wearing braces. Don’t forget to floss during your entire orthodontic treatment. To help you, here are some flossing-with-braces tips.
You should spend extra time on your oral care while wearing braces (some sources suggest up to three times as long). If you don’t, you increase your risk of gum disease. If you do, you’ll emerge from treatment with your healthiest smile!
If there is a younger child you care for who has braces, be present while flossing to make sure he or she does a good job. You may want to have them sit down because it often takes a while.
We hope these tips are helpful. Do you have any flossing secrets that have helped you while in braces? Let us know in the comments below.