Superfloss and Floss Threader
The success of a dental treatment depends on the support of
the oral health. Both the restorations and health of the adjacent teeth and
gums are needed to keep clean and free of plaque. You must learn how to brush
and floss your bridge, braces, teeth and surrounding gum thoroughly every time
At first, it is difficult to keep your gum and teeth under the bridge or
around the braces plaque-free. The superfloss and floss threaders can dramatically
help your homecare routine. Superfloss is a special kind of dental floss
that comes in two sections. One segment is thin and stiff, which allows
you to thread it through tight areas. The other segment is fuzzy, which
facilitates the removal dental plaque. First you need to thread the
stiff segment of the superfloss under your bridge or dental braces, then
pull the floss to the fuzzy segment, and finally floss your teeth like
you would normally do.
Alternatively, you can use a floss threader. A floss
threader has one thin, stiff end and a loop through which you can thread dental
floss through. The stiff end of threader helps you to slide the floss through
tight spaces between your teeth and bridge. First, thread the floss through the
loop of the threader, next slide the stiff end between your teeth or under your
bridge (or braces), and then carefully pull until the floss comes between your
teeth and your bridge (or braces). Now, remove the floss threader from your
mouth and use the dental floss as you commonly would.
Superfloss and floss threaders are
good ways to remove plaque under bridges and braces.
<- This is superfloss.
It has a stiff end that helps to thread it through tight areas. It also has
a fuzzy tufted segment that can remove plaque as you floss. Just insert the
superfloss and floss each area as you would normally.
This is a floss threader.
You put floss through the loop and then you can pull the floss through tight
spots under bridges and braces.
Depending on the situation, we may recommend extra tools and ways to help keeping all the regions around your bridge and your braces plaque-free. At first, it may seem a little awkward to clean under your new bridge and braces. However, after about one week, you will rapidly become accustomed to this new dental hygiene routine.
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