Flossing Every Day – is it Important?

Flossing is one of those things we all know we should do, but all too often, we just don’t get around to it – it seems an unnecessary barrier between you and your bed at night time! But just how important is it to floss? It is actually very good for your overall oral health if you floss between your teeth, preferably twice a day. It will help you to keep your mouth feeling fresh, if nothing else, because it gives you a very deep clean. The action of flossing removes any buildup of plaque from between your teeth and around your gums, preventing it becoming a problem. These are areas that you cannot reach with your toothbrush, so it’s the only way to make sure they stay clean. Using an interdental brush will be of the most benefit, as this will give you maximum cleaning – use the biggest size you can.