The truth is, flossing plays a huge role in the health of your teeth and mouth. Floss removes plaque and debris that sticks to teeth and gums. Not only that, it also polishes tooth surfaces and controls bad breath.
I often tell patients that flossing is, in fact, the single more important weapon against bacteria and plaque – perhaps more important than a toothbrush. While a toothbrush cleans the tops and sides of your teeth, floss cleans between them. Some people use waterpicks or even toothpicks (gasp!) as a substitute, but floss – in any form – is always the best choice.
How often should you floss?
At least once a day, for two-to-thr
By ﬂossing your teeth daily, you increase the chance of keeping them for a lifetime and decrease the chance of getting gum disease. Examine how much time you spend flossing each day.
Is it enough?
Or, perhaps you have never been taught how to floss properly?
At your next visit, ask to be shown the correct way to floss. A simple, two-minute tutorial can ultimately help keep your teeth sparkly and clean.