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Why is flossing important?

Flossing is a must for maintaining your oral health. But why is it so important? When we brush our teeth we are cleaning the surfaces that the tooth brush can easily access. But how about the surfaces that are in contact with the adjacent teeth. Most of the time, the bristles of your tooth brush is too big to go between your teeth. Therefore, these surfaces of your teeth remain uncleaned, no matter how many times you brush your teeth each day. This leads to food getting stuck between your teeth, which attracts bacteria to the area. These bacteria produce acid after digesting the food causing enamel breakdown and tooth decay.

Not flossing daily also leads to build up accumulating under gums. These build ups are full of bacteria which causes gum infection and inflammation. Therefore, it is very important that you floss every day to avoid tooth decay, infections, gum disease, bad breath, etc. So, floss every day to keep your mouth healthy and happy!

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