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Flossing Like a Boss Around Braces

Flossing Like a Boss Around Braces
April 16, 2024 Jennifer Krupa
In Blog

Flossing Like a Boss Around Braces

Hey there, brace champions! Ready to conquer the maze of flossing with braces? Prettyman Orthodontics has your back! Let’s dive into the world of flossing and unleash some boss-level techniques.

1. Get Your Gear Ready:

Grab about 18 inches of dental floss. It may seem like a lot, but trust us – you’ll need it to navigate around those braces!

2. Thread the Needle:

Thread one end of the floss through the eye of a floss threader or use specialized orthodontic floss with a built-in stiff end.

3. Maneuver Around the Braces:

Gently guide the floss under the wire of your braces, pulling it through until you have two equal lengths of floss on either side of the wire.

4. Embrace the Gap:

Slide the floss between two teeth, using a gentle back-and-forth motion. Be careful not to snap the floss, especially if you have tight spaces between your teeth.

5. Make a C-Shape:

Once the floss is below the gumline, curve it into a C-shape around the side of one tooth. Gently slide it up and down to remove plaque and debris.

6. Switch It Up:

After cleaning one tooth, move the floss to a clean section and repeat the process for the next tooth. Remember to floss both sides of every tooth, including the back ones!

7. Rinse and Repeat:

Continue flossing each tooth, moving along the arch of your braces until you’ve cleaned between all your teeth.

8. Finish Strong:

Once you’ve flossed all your teeth, give your mouth a good rinse with water or mouthwash to wash away any remaining debris.

Boss-level flossing with braces isn’t rocket science, but it does require a bit of finesse and patience. With these step-by-step directions, you’ll be a flossing pro in no time, rocking a plaque-free, gum-tastic smile like a true champion!

Let’s rock your way to healthier, cooler smiles together with Prettyman Orthodontics! 🌟😁🏆🦷