Brushing alone isn’t enough to clean all of the plaque from the surface of your teeth. Interproximal areas (those places in between your teeth) and below the gumline are two spots where the toothbrush can’t reach and plaque can build up. These are areas that are more susceptible to cavities. Daily flossing and regular visits to your dentist are the only effective ways to remove this plaque.
- Did you know that failing to floss means up to 35% of your tooth surface goes uncleaned?
- Dental floss is a man-made fibre (usually made of nylon) that comes on a spool.
- Ask your parents or your dentist how to correctly use dental floss if you’re not sure.