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Do you really need to floss?


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2015-07-15 18:27:37
2015-07-15 18:27:37

Yes, you need to floss. Once a day. Twice if you want to be really good (the basic recommendation is to floss once a day and brush twice a day).

Brushing alone does not clean between your teeth. The reason you want to do it every day is that bacteria begins to colonize and start damaging your teeth within 24 hours.

Rinse your mouth after flossing to spit out the bacteria and food particles.

Dentists recommend flossing daily, because flossing is proven to remove plague between teeth to help prevent gum disease.

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