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It’s very important to clean and care for your teeth and gums regularly with good oral hygiene techniques, and this is especially vital when wearing braces. This is because there are many dangerous substances, like plaque and bacteria, that cling to the teeth, gumline, wires, and brackets and threaten the smile.

Fortunately, there are many tools that can help you clean your smile while you are aligning your teeth. One of those tools is a water flosser. To tell you all about water flossers in Beaufort, South Carolina, our orthodontists, Dr. Skeet Burris, Dr. Travis Fiegle, and Dr. Katie are happy to share some water flosser facts here:

-Water flossers are handy devices that have a thin wand connected to a water tank. To use it, you fill the tank with water, turn on the device, place the wand to the smile and wash the teeth and gums.

-Water flossers have pressure options that can make your routine comfortable and customized.

-Water flossers can make quite the mess if you don’t use them properly. However, that doesn’t have to be the case if you just close your lips around the tip of the wand.

-Water flossers can clean the smile by removing food particles from between the teeth and along the gumline.

-Water flossers can make cleaning the smile when you have braces much easier.

To learn more about taking care of your teeth while straightening them, please contact Winning Orthodontic Smiles by calling (843) 525-6228. Our orthodontic team will be thrilled to help you in any way we can, even if it’s just by answering your questions. We look forward to hearing from you!