The Importance Of Dental Floss On Dental Braces

Cleaning Teeth With Dental FlossBrush and floss are imperative to keep your teeth behind your braces in mint-condition. Brushing is incredibly necessary because it stays stuck between our teeth even after we brush food. This induces plaque accumulation that can only be replaced with the dental floss.

What Happens If I Do Not Floss?
The effects of not flossing easily add up with or without the braces. For example, it hardens after food remains on the teeth for a certain amount of time and transforms into tartar, which a dentist may extract. Tarter can build up under braces at a much higher rate, where the particles will disappear unnoticed and unbound for long stretches of time. Worst of all, gingivitis is an early stage of gum disease and is closely associated with tartar build-up.

Flossing also affects how post-braces look clean on the teeth. A common myth is that braces lead certain people to grow streaks on their teeth when wearing them, but these streaks are simply the result of stuck food particles that have left stains behind. You can avoid any defects from appearing on your teeth by taking the time to thoroughly clean and floss any and every scratch.

Clean Teeth, Healthy Smile
Flossing also affects how post-braces look clean on the teeth. A common myth is that braces lead certain people to grow streaks on their teeth when wearing them, but these streaks are simply the result of stuck food particles that have left stains behind. You can avoid any defects from appearing on your teeth by taking the time to thoroughly clean and floss any and every scratch.

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If you have any questions about flossing or your orthodontic treatment, contact us today at 203-292-6644.

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