Put simply, floss gets into places your toothbrush can’t.
It removes plaque and food from in between your teeth and along your gum line. Give flossing a go straight after a meal and you’ll be amazed by how much food is still stuck in between your teeth. If you don’t remove it, it can lead to bad breath, tooth decay, and infections.
For first-timers, we know flossing can be tricky. The only way you can learn is really to give it a go, but we’ve also created a quick masterclass for you to hopefully make the process easier:
You have successfully completed your crash course in flossing, now the only things left to do is to floss like a boss, EVERY SINGLE DAY!
You brush your teeth for 2 minutes, twice, every day - that’s great, but it’s still not enough to prevent oral disease. Good oral hygiene is a two-step process that involves brushing and flossing; and no, flossing twice a month doesn’t cut it!
This article is intended to promote understanding and knowledge about general oral health topics. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your dentist or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have.