Good Oral Health- Flossing
Bacteria in the mouth can hide in those tight and narrow gaps between the teeth: the areas a toothbrush can’t reach. It is very important to clean these areas, and one effective way to do this is by flossing.
There is a learning curve to the process because floss can be fiddly stuff. You might even notice your gums bleeding a little when you first start to floss, but according to the Australian Dental Association (and we can certainly vouch for this!) this bleeding will lessen or stop over time.
It’s a great time to start flossing again! For a refresher, or even if you’re starting from scratch, read the ADA’s step-by-step procedure here: http://www.dentalhealthweek.com.au/Adults/flossing.html