Easy Flossing Alternatives to Preserve Your Healthy Smile | Lexington Orthodontist

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If there’s one dental habit that many people find challenging, it’s flossing. Whether it’s the difficulty of maneuvering traditional floss, its messiness, or the time it takes, you’re not alone. However, both the American Dental Association (ADA) and Buchart + Wachs Orthodontics want you to be able to floss regularly and effectively. Consider these alternatives to remove plaque from hard-to-reach places:

1.) Disposable Floss Pick
These handy tools have plastic handles and pre-threaded floss. No measuring or threading required. Perfect for travel, simply use the handle to insert the floss between your teeth, and discard when done.

2.) Non-Disposable Floss Picks
With longer handles, these picks are great for patients with small mouths or crowded teeth, making it easier to reach the back teeth.

3.) Water Flossers
These electronic flossers use pressurized water to clean between your teeth. They come in various models with adjustable pressure settings for comfort.

4.) Interdental Brushes
Shaped like tiny toothbrushes, these brushes are excellent for those with braces or mobility issues. They can be reused – just ask our office when to replace them.

5.) Air Flossers
These high-tech tools use air pressure and water to clean teeth and gums. Less messy than water flossers, they’re easy to use – just aim between your teeth and let the air do the work.

Keeping the spaces between your teeth and gums clean is crucial for oral health. Finding the right tools and techniques for you is the first step towards a healthy smile. Consider these alternatives or contact our Lexington Orthodontist office for recommendations tailored to your needs. We’re here to help you find the best solution for you.

Buchart + Wachs Orthodontics of Downtown Lexington
Phone: 859-233-1421
540 East Main Street
Lexington, KY 40508

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