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You hear it from your dentist every time you get a checkup: Flossing is a crucial part of daily dental care. Consistent flossing benefits not only your teeth but your overall health as well.
Plaque is a soft, bacteria-laden film that forms naturally on your teeth. Left alone, plaque can harden into tartar, which can only be removed by a dentist. The longer plaque and tartar stay on tooth surfaces, the greater your risk for periodontal diseases such as gingivitis. Bacteria in tartar and plaque attack the gums and the enamel of your teeth, leading to inflammation, decay and even tooth loss. Removing plaque before it has the chance to become tartar brightens up your teeth, making for a whiter smile without commercial whitening agents.
Gets Rid of Bacteria
Even if you brush twice a day, every day, you're not reaching every surface that needs cleaning. The bristles on your toothbrush can't get into the tight...