17 Aug Should I be flossing… really?
Flossing is annoying. We get it! Unfortunately (or fortunately?) we see the dramatic effects that 30 seconds of flossing a day can have one someone’s mouth, often within a few days of them starting.
Plaque causes holes in your teeth and inflammation in your gums. Floss removes plaque. It’s that simple. Even really good brushing won’t remove plaque from in between your teeth, which is where we commonly see holes start.
If flossing doesn’t do it for you, you can also try interdental brushes (like Pixters) to clean in between. In fact, it really doesn’t matter what you use, as long as you are getting something between your teeth to keep them clean. (Toothpicks don’t cut it unfortunately).
We have a bunch of different ways to show you how to easily and efficiently clean between your teeth and avoid needing dental treatment.
In short, yes, you really should be flossing (only the teeth you want to keep though).