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Flossing is very important, and it’s even more important when you are aligning your teeth with braces. Now, sometimes braces make flossing difficult, which can lead to many different flossing questions. It’s important to find the answers quickly so you can properly and effectively clean your teeth and gums. Our orthodontist, Dr. Joshua Knowles, is happy to help you find the answers to your questions by providing the answers to the following commonly asked questions:

Question No. 1: How often should I floss?
Answer: You should floss at least once a day. If you can floss more, like after each time you eat, do it.

Question No. 2: Why should I floss?
Answer: Flossing can help you maintain a top-notch smile, oral health and appliance. This is because it removes food particles, plaque and debris from the mouth regularly. It can also help you prevent cavities and gum disease and it can help you avoid embarrassing moments when food is stuck in your appliance.

Question No. 3: Are there tools available that make flossing easier?
Answer: There are many tools that can make flossing easier when you have braces. Some of those tools include floss threaders and water flossers. Use them if you feel it’s necessary!

For more information and details about flossing when you have braces in Temple, Texas, please contact our orthodontic team at Smile at the World Orthodontics. When you dial 254-773-8028, we will be happy to give you the answers and help you need. We look forward to your phone call!