When it comes to dental care, flossing is often the forgotten friend. Whilst we all know we should brush our teeth twice a day, flossing is often neglected. And this is despite the fact that there are a huge number of benefits of flossing. Put simply, brushing alone does not clean the spaces between teeth. As a result, food and saliva cause a buildup of plaque in those forgotten spaces. Sounds grim, right? But it gets worse. Just having that built-up plaque can lead to tooth decay and inflamed gums (also known as gingivitis, or gum disease) – which is where flossing comes to the rescue.
Dental professionals recommend flossing from the age of twelve, but don’t answer the age-old question: when should you floss? Floss before or after brushing? Even professionals weighing in on the matter can’t seem to agree. This article is here to help.
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