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Floss Threaders Can Help You Floss if You Struggle

Posted on 6/23/2018 by Dr. Justin Lai
Floss Threader Edge Dental TX 77079Most people skip the flossing after brushing their teeth, but you shouldn't. Brushing is good for oral health, but it doesn't remove all the food particles stuck between your teeth, even if you brush for more than two-minutes.

Brushing twice daily is great for your oral health and so is flossing. Floss threaders can help you floss if you struggle and you can be on your way in no time.

If you have been wearing braces for a long time, you know how difficult it can be to maneuver around all that metal to get your teeth cleaned properly.

Floss threaders are an excellent choice to use when you have braces, because the way in which they are looped can help you reach the spaces between the teeth and the braces, which you cannot reach with brushing alone.

How to Use a Floss Threader

A floss threader looks has the shape of a loop, with a handle you can grab to work it around the teeth. Using your preferred type of floss (waxed or unwaxed), pull off enough floss (about 18 inches), insert one of the ends into the loop of the floss threader, pass the floss threader around the braces or other orthodontic appliance.

Make sure you are still flossing in the up and down motion you use when you don't have braces and get in that gum line between your teeth. You should be doing this at least once a day or if you have food that's stuck between your teeth.

Floss threaders can help you floss if you struggle with this important oral health habit or wear braces. If you get used to using them, it will become easier. We can help demonstrate how to use a floss threader correctly at your next visit.

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