How You Can Floss Like Your Hygienist Does
Your dentist and hygienist tell you to floss once a day, but do you know why or how to do it correctly?
Proper brushing and flossing work together to keep your teeth as clean as possible. Brushing removes the buildup of plaque from the surfaces of teeth and any loose particles of food. Flossing continues the job by getting in between teeth and cleaning where your brush can’t reach.
Why Floss Only Once a Day?
You brush twice a day, so you may wonder why you only need to floss once. Unlike your tooth surfaces, plaque and bacteria between teeth take about 24 hours to develop. So unless you have food stuck between ...