Flossing is a vital step in oral hygiene that many people skip out on. Your toothbrush can only reach 3 out of the 5 surfaces of your teeth, leaving the 2 inner surfaces untouched. This causes a buildup of bacteria and food, ultimately creating plaque.
When left untouched, the bacteria and plaque will slowly start to irritate the gums, which results in gingivitis and periodontal disease. Not only is it a problem for your gums, but the buildup of plaque and bacteria also causes the break down of your tooth’s enamel, leading to a cavity.
Always remember to take the time to floss, as it removes 80% of plaque and improves your overall oral health.