Words of Wisdom No.8: “Practice Flossing with Your Eyes Shut“

Flossing Each Day Helps to Protect Your Teeth

Everyone knows that brushing their teeth at least twice a day is recommended to prevent cavities and halitosis, but it is also important to learn how to floss with your eyes closed. A toothbrush is able to remove a lot of food debris, but floss is necessary to scrape away plaque that develops between the teeth. Many individuals do not know how to floss their teeth properly, making it impossible to remove food debris that leads to bacterial growth. An orthodontist is able to show their patients how to floss their teeth with their eyes closed.

Begin Orthodontic Treatment at a Young Age

While a patient is at an orthodontic facility, it is also a good idea to have a complete examination to determine if Invisalign aligners or braces are necessary to repair malocclusions. Today, experts recommend that a child who is getting their first permanent teeth have an evaluation to determine if there are problems with their facial structure. Early treatment for jaw abnormalities helps to improve a child’s physical health. A child is also able to begin flossing their teeth each night to avoid having bad breath or tooth decay. By learning to floss at an early age, a child knows how to floss with their eyes closed as an adult.

Schedule an Appointment Today

In Reston, Va., children, teenagers and adults are able to visit Tisseront Orthodontics to have a consultation about different types of braces that include:

• Color-matching orthodontic devices
• Traditional metal bracket and wire braces
• Lingual devices worn on the backs of the teeth
• Invisalign aligners designed for adults and teenagers

Our orthodontist is Dr. Stephan Tisseront, and he is able to help patients improve their smiles and bites along with teaching about essential oral hygiene habits such as flossing teeth while your eyes are closed.