The use of dental floss contributes to healthy gums by removing bacterial plaque. Brushing alone cannot remove plaque that is located in places that a toothbrush cannot reach-particularly between teeth.
In addition to removing plaque, flossing also helps to:
Flossing tools, such as pre threaded flosser or floss holder maybe helpful for people who are just learning to floss, persons with limited dexterity in their hands/arms, or persons who are flossing the teeth of someone else (particularly a child or disabled person).
How often should I floss my teeth?
Unless otherwise recommended, flossing should take place once at night before brushing to be most effective.
When to floss?
Ideally, flossing should be done before tooth brushing because when proximal (in between) tooth surfaces are being cleaned, the fluoride from toothpaste used while brushing reaches the proximal surfaces, for prevention of dental caries.
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