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Would you like to know why your orthodontist, Dr. Lawrence Wu, strongly encourages you to floss regularly throughout the day when you have braces? If so, you have come to the right blog. Flossing is very important if you want an effective orthodontic journey, and our orthodontic team is more than happy to tell you why.

Flossing helps you keep tooth decay at bay. This is because it removes the cavity-causing bacteria from between your teeth. If you fail to remove the bacteria regularly, a cavity could form and even affect two teeth. Cavities complicate the orthodontic journey and might even alter your treatment time.

Flossing helps you prevent gum disease. Gum disease is a very serious and dangerous dental issue that needs to be prevented at all costs, so this is very important. Plaque is a major cause of gum disease and it grows on your smile each day. It needs to be removed regularly by flossing.

Flossing can also help you remove food particles from your mouth, which can help you avoid an embarrassing food-filled smile and odorous breath.

Call NuSmile Dental & Orthodontics today at 408-266-2800 if you have any questions or if you would like to know more. Our orthodontic team is more than happy to tell you more about flossing when you have braces in San Jose, California. We look forward to your phone call!