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If you had braces as a child, or you have a child with braces, you know how challenging it can be to floss effectively. The difficulty lies in maneuvering a flosser around the arch wire. Using traditional dental floss doesn’t really work because the arch wire prevents the ability to get the floss all the way up to the gum line. I had the recent pleasure of meeting Dr. Larry Caldwell, a pediatric dentist who has invented a new product that solves the problem of flossing effectively with braces. He calls his product The Harp Ortho Flosser. If you face the challenge of flossing with braces, you need The Harp.
The Harp is a revolutionary little tool that is made of durable plastic and reusable nylon floss that is resistant to breaking and shredding. Because of this, each flosser is reusable and lasts an average of a week with daily use. It is BPA, latex and gluten-free, and it comes in fun colors!
Unlike other orthodontic flossers on the market that require threading the floss before use, The Harp is ready to use, can be used with one hand, and cuts flossing time by about 50%. To use it, you simply position the arm of The Harp between the arch wire and the tooth and rock the floss back and forth between the teeth.
In talking with Dr. Caldwell, he told me he can see a marked difference in the gum health of his patients who use The Harp compared to those who don’t.
Flossing with braces just got easier. It’s an important habit to maintain and using The Harp not only makes it easier, but also faster. If you or someone you know wears braces, check out The Harp !
Please let me know if you have any questions about The Harp in the comment section. You can also check out the FAQ section of Dr. Caldwell’s website.
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