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Oral hygiene is very important for the smile and oral health, and especially when you are wearing braces. In fact, it can help you maintain strong and healthy teeth and gums because it can remove plaque, bacteria and other harmful substances from your smile regularly, which can help you prevent cavities and gum disease.

Oral hygiene is just like giving your smile a bath. Fortunately, there are tools available that can help you do so while straightening your teeth, and water flossers are one of those tools. To help you know more about water flossers, our orthodontist, Dr. Christopher Corsa, is happy to share some water flosser information 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, but you should have a clean routine if you just close your lips around the wand.

-Water flossers can remove stuck and stubborn food particles from between the teeth and along the gumline.

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

Do you have any questions about oral hygiene in braces in San Jose, California? If so, please contact our orthodontic team at Corsa Orthodontics. Just call 408-997-7772, and we will be delighted to help you!