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Do you have questions about flossing when you have braces? If so, our orthodontist, Dr. Steven Thompson, would like to help you find the answers you need. It’s important to find the answers as soon as possible because not knowing how to properly and effectively floss can affect your smile and orthodontic journey. So, our orthodontist would like to help you get started on finding your answers 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 removes plaque, food particles and bacteria from between the teeth and along the gumline. This can help you prevent major dental issues, like cavities and gum disease, and help you maintain a top-notch oral health and appliance. Flossing can also help you avoid having food stuck in your smile when you socialize.

Question No. 3: Are there tools available that make flossing easier?
Answer: Yes, there are many tools that make flossing easier, like floss threaders and water flossers. Feel free to use them!

If you have additional questions that weren’t included, please reach out to our orthodontic team at Thompson Dental Care by dialing 585-638-5435. We will be more than happy to tell you all about flossing when you have braces in Holley, New York. We look forward to talking with you!