Why Is Flossing Important?
Interdental cleaning is a vital part of good oral hygiene. Using dental floss daily is an effective way to remove plaque, bacteria and food particles trapped between the teeth. But did you know that flossing can reduce the risk of developing tartar - a hardened, yellow deposit (calcified dental plaque) that coats the teeth and gums? Tartar develops on the teeth when plaque is not removed by brushing and flossing, and the bacterial film calcifies and remains on the teeth and gum line. If left untreated, it can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Unfortunately, tartar can only be removed by your dentist with dental instruments or an ultrasonic scaling device.
Luckily, using dental floss once a day is a great step towards preventing plaque build-up. Start incorporating floss or an interdental cleaning device into your oral hygiene routine. This will ensure that bacteria and plaque are effectively removed from surfaces that a toothbrush can't reach.