OHI: Threader Floss
If you have braces, permanent retainer or dental bridges, you may not like the idea of permanent flossing. However, getting threader floss can be the tool you need if you wish to start flossing on regular basis. Flossing should be done regularly by someone who would like to have the best dental hygiene.
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OHI: Floss Threader
Oral hygiene instructions (OHI) will help you indentify the best way to keep you teeth and gums clean. If you have braces, permanent retainer or dental bridges, you may not like the idea of permanent flossing. However, getting a floss threader can be the tool you need if you wish to start flossing on regular basis. Flossing should be done regularly by someone who would like to have the best dental hygiene. It helps to remove food particles found on the teeth where the brush is not able to reach while it keeps the gum healthy and it helps to remove the plaque which causes tartar buildup.
Since flossing is such an important act for someone who wants to have healthy gums, then dentists recommend that it should be done at least once every day while brushing has to be done twice every day. For these who have special needs, meeting such recommendation can turn to be difficult since the area that requires more flossing is on the gum line. In this case, the person should use a threader which helps to make the floss to reach such difficult places found near gums.
A floss threader is a disposable and simple tool used to care for the teeth and it can be found in most pharmacies and groceries. It can be used together with any type of floss.
Normally, the floss threader is meant to get floss in two teeth where it is impossible to get the floss in normal circumstances. The example with fixed bridge, is that it is more about the teeth which had been joined together and because of such join, there is no way of flossing between the teeth using a normal method. However, there are small places found under a bridge which has to be cleaned.
How to use the threader
- The person should pull of at least 12 up to 18 inches of his preferred dental floss
- He should insert an end of a dental floss, at least for five inches into a loop of a threader
- Passing a floss threader under or over dental appliances like bridges, permanent retainer and braces.
- To Remove a threader away of the floss so that someone can floss gently forth and back and down and up on the gum line of a teeth
- The process should be repeated for the entire mouth.
Flossing with a threader takes longer compared to flossing without any, but it is the best way to use for someone who cannot get the floss easily between the teeth or on the gum line. It is a practical solution to the people who want to keep their dental health at the best.
The trick to use the threader is to know how to hold its tip. What someone should do is holding the threader more closely on the teeth like someone who wants to lift a rear of a thread up to so that it may aim download in the tongue direction.
He can then slide a tip of the threader gently under a bridge or between two of these teeth. The user should keep aiming downward on the tongue. Now the threader should wiggle gently when it slides into such tiny space.
If the threader feels as if its slipping through, he can gently feel it using the tongue or if it appeared at the inner side of a teeth. When it has entered, then using a thumb and a finger, a person can pull out the threader slowly inside. This will pull out the floss with the threader. One end of floss has to be kept outside of the teeth using one hand.
Now that the floss had been threaded within the bridge, the person may take an end of floss out of a threader loop and then use the floss like a normal way to clean under the gums found next on a tooth
After this, then the user can pull the floss backwards or forward according to which area he started.
To clean fixed bridge, at the lower jaw, the user has to aim at the opposite way or upwards. By pulling down the lower lip a little bit next to the floss, the user may aim at floss threader upwards towards the roof of a mouth.
Good flossing techniques has to be backed up by the right brushing
Even if the floss threader is known to clean under the bridges, it is also known to be used on fixed dental braces which are meant to straighten the teeth. The wires and brackets used love to trap too much of the plaque which means that it is more important in cleaning between the teeth in a careful manner but it can turn to be even more difficult.
Why flossing is important
To achieve the success of the dental treatment, it goes hand in hand with learning how to take care of the oral health. It is important to keep the restoration with the adjacent gums and teeth clear of any debris or plaque. It is important to know how to get rid of the food under the braces or bridges after eating.
It is not easy to keep the teeth and gums near the bridges health with any plaque. This is why people should learn how to use floss threaders and superfloss. Superfloss is a type of the dental floss found in two different sections, it is stiff and thin and it is easy to threat it within tight areas. It is easy to enter the superfloss under the braces, to get the floss there and then to floss as anyone would do it.
According to the situation, it may be recommended that a person uses some extra tools and to help in keeping the braces and bridges plaque free. At the beginning, this may look somehow awkward in cleaning up the braces or new bridges in this way, but in at least a week, the person will be accustomed to such dental routine. To achieve the best result, the threader has to be used every day to clean all the area in the mouth.