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Are there any better options for flossing for people with crowded teeth? i have a small mouth, and very crowded molars, and as such, find it very, very difficult to properly floss in the back of my mouth with a traditional flossing method. is there any ki

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Dr. LynAnn Mastaj answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Yes! : Yes! try a hydro floss http://hydrofloss.Com/ they have a small head, work well in the back of your mouth and work well with braces, implants and crown and bridge work. Good luck.

Answered 10/3/2016

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Dr. Neil McLeod answered

Specializes in Prosthodontics

THERE : There is nothing better than flossing properly! so we deal with this question all the time and the short answer is "no"! there is nothing quite so good as pressing the fine stands of dental floss up against you toot surface and cutting of the plaque so that the saliva can get in an neutralize the bacterial acid. Those other aid and just putting a patch on the problem. If you want to have healthy teeth free from gum disease and the concomitant risk of arteriole and heart disease then brush floss and rinse every night before going to bed. About the difficulty you have - keep practicing dr neil mcleod dds denitstry that lasts - quality that counts.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Jean Edderai answered

Specializes in Cosmetic Dentistry

The : The treatment of choice is flossing, but you should seek orthodontic treatment to solve the crowding of your teeth, and diminish the major damages you may cause the your teeth such as cavities that if untreated , can lead to root canal treatment, or many other complications. Good luck.

Answered 10/4/2016

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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Nothing: Nothing's better than flossing. If you have crooked crowded teeth they can be ideally positioned w orthodontic rx to allow better home care. Straight teeth easier to care for, less affected by wear, fracture less, and look better. Ask you dentist for an orthodontic referral to get the straight scoop. In the meantime, water pik, prolxibrush, or air flosser may be a stop-gap measure.

Answered 5/9/2013

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Dr. Donald Rollofson answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Flossing is critical: There are several floss aids that make this chore much easier, ask your dental hygienist for some tips. In cases with severe crowding and crookedness you should consider orthodontic treatment, it will give you a great smile and teeth way easier to floss and clean.

Answered 12/16/2014

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Dr. Debra Rosenblatt answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Use Glide floss: I suggest using a dental floss like Glide, it is more manageable for tight spaces and does not readily fray.

Answered 4/26/2015

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