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The most important oral hygiene tool you will need while wearing braces is your toothbrush. But you can boost your oral hygiene routine with when it comes to flossing between the teeth and around brackets and wires with the help of a water flosser.

Water flossers are new high-tech flossing machines that can help you clean the crevices of your smile as well as the gumline, and around your orthodontic equipment. These flossing tools can make flossing easier and even more exciting! Our orthodontist, Dr. William K. Farrar, Jr., encourages you to use a water flosser if you have a hard time flossing your smile, especially while you are in treatment. To help you know more about this product, he is happy to share some water flosser facts here:

-Water flossers are devices that contain a wand that is connected to a water reservoir. All you need to do is fill the reservoir with water and turn the device on. The wand will spray steady pulses of water from its tip. All you need to do is place the tip to the smile and close your lips around it.

-Water flossers provide different pressure levels to help you have a comfortable flossing routine.

-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 remove food particles from between the teeth and along the gumline.

-Water flossers can make cleaning the smile and braces easier and more convenient.

Call West Cobb Orthodontics today at 678-401-4321 if you have any questions about your oral hygiene while aligning your teeth in Kennesaw, Georgia. Our orthodontic team is happy to help you in any way we can, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to us! We look forward to hearing from you.