To Floss or Not To Floss?


To floss or not to floss?

Daily brushing at least twice a day with a Fluoride toothpaste is what the profession has long recommended to patients.

However, conventional brushing alone will not do it all.

Cleaning BETWEEN the teeth, either with dental floss or interdental brushes is essential to prevent gum disease and is the only way of removing debris between the teeth that no ordinary brush, be it manual or electric, will dislodge.

Whether this is done with floss or an interdental brush is a matter of personal preference.

One of the tabloids recently declared flossing pointless. This story has been roundly dismissed by the profession and our advice to keep flossing remains, as before. Stick to the celebrity scandal and the stories about straight bananas guys.