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Flossing is a simple habit that is easy to add to your morning or night routine to keep your teeth and gums healthy. It is the act of sliding a very thin piece of specially designed thread in between each tooth. This cleans out all of the food particles and plaque that build up.
It is important to floss frequently and properly for maximum benefits.
Brushing your teeth actually only covers about 60% of your teeth’s surface area. It is very hard to brush between the cracks of your teeth. Flossing gets into these cracks and other areas that the brush doesn't reach. Flossing can help reduce the risk of gum disease and prevent tooth decay.
Twice per day
If you do not floss frequently you may experience:
Before your brush your teeth in the morning/evening
You can use either waxed or unwaxed dental floss with the same outcome - depending on if you prefer thicker or thinner floss. Some companies produce flavored floss products