Kids, Flossing and Braces

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When it comes to encouraging your children to floss, it can be challenging! When your child has braces, the challenge becomes even more difficult. The way that braces are setup in your child’s mouth makes it hard to get the floss in between their teeth. However, this should not discourage them from the task! Flossing is an important part of maintaining a healthy smile.

Here are a few tips to help make flossing easier for your kids when wearing braces:
Find the right tool. An orthodontic floss threader is an inexpensive and easily disposable tool. It is perfect for flossing teeth with braces since it allows you to the pull the floss above the wire and reach the gum line.
Help! Younger children have a hard time learning how to floss on their own. When braces are a factor, it can only get more complicated. Helping your child floss will help them to develop the habit.
Waxed Floss! Normal floss can be tricky with braces as it tends to get stuck on the wires. Waxed floss solves this issue and makes flossing easy!

Oral Hygiene is important for all kids, but extra attention needs to be paid to children with braces! For more information on how to ensure proper dental care for children’s braces, contact Smiles First Cornwall and book your appointment today!

– Smiles First Cornwall Team

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