How to Floss Your Way to Better Health
Flossing is an important part of oral hygiene, as it helps to remove plaque.
While a toothbrush is great to remove plaque and food particles from most surfaces, it is too big to reach between your teeth where leftover food and plaque tend to accumulate. This is why using floss or another interdental tool is so important. Daily flossing after toothbrushing is a great way to ensure you cover and remove plaque from all surfaces working to prevent tooth decay.
Plaque is a sticky biofilm made up of bacteria that forms on the tooth surface, including between the teeth. If not removed properly, it can compromise the health of your gums and teeth, causing gum disease, bad breath, yellow teeth, gum bleeding & recession and potentially lead to overall health issues.
Want to perfect your flossing technique and care for your oral and general health? Watch our video below and follow our tips for a healthy mouth, smile and body! The basics of dental care can benefit everyone but remember, we are all different. This is why you should visit your oral health practitioner twice a year for personalised care and a professional clean.