Orthodontist Grant Park Atlanta | Don't Skip the Floss!
ICONIC Orthodontics

An Iconic Smile
Made For The
Icon You Are

The Iconic Way

Orthodontist Grant Park Atlanta | Don’t Skip the Floss!

Orthodontist in Grant Park

Orthodontist Grant Park Atlanta

Our team at Grant Park Orthodontist understands the challenges of keeping up with oral hygiene when wearing braces.  But caring for your teeth and gums is still important.  Removing food particles and plaque between teeth while wearing braces is much easier if you follow these tips:

Use a floss threader.  A floss threader is an inexpensive tool similar to a large, plastic needle that allow you to pull the floss through your teeth above the wire.  This allows you to floss between your teeth at the gum line, which is important to maintaining healthy gums.  Floss threaders are meant to be disposable, so use a new one each time you floss.

Use waxed floss or dental tape.  Waxed floss and dental tape slip between teeth easier than unwaxed floss, making it less likely that you will damage your wires.  They also are less likely to shred and leave pieces of floss stuck behind.

Use the right amount of floss.  Too much or too little can make flossing more difficult.  We recommend using 12-18 inches of floss.

Help younger children with flossing.  Flossing successfully, especially with braces, requires manual dexterity.  Young children may not be capable of flossing on their own.

Keeping good oral hygiene habits while wearing braces will help ensure that when your braces come off, you will have the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted.  Please contact our Iconic Orthodontist Atlanta office if you need additional information or to schedule an appointment.

Iconic Orthodontics
Phone: (404) 610-4202
59 Georgia Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Visit Our Summerhill Office

59 Georgia Avenue SE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Call Our Summerhill Office

(470) 440-3713

Our Summerhill Office Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Your Summerhill Orthodontic News

Summerhill Orthodontic Office

summer_hill_ga_orthodontist

Do you Think You are Too Old For Orthodontics? ...

Most of us associate braces with early teen years, along with highschool algebra and acne. If you...

Read More
braces_atlanta_ga

Make Your Life Easier: Our Top 6 Hacks for Brac...

While current technologies have made braces easier and less painful than ever before, they can st...

Read More
summerhill_ga_orthodontist

Be Wary of These Beverages | Orthodontist in At...

It’s common knowledge that plenty of beverages are not good for your health. The excessive amount...

Read More