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Is It Enough Just to Brush My Teeth?

So if you want to be doing a hundred percent effective job with cleaning then flossing is just as important as well. Flossing’s important because it gets the areas that your toothbrushes can’t reach. So your toothbrush normally just gets sorta the outside surfaces, top surface, and the inside surfaces but it’s in between where your toothbrush doesn’t reach. And that’s actually where most problems do develop. So I tell my patients about 60% of the teeth and gums are reached by toothbrush but it’s that 40% in between that’s actually missed as well.

So if you want to be doing a hundred percent effective job with your cleaning then flossing is just as important as well. People also do tell me that they’re, like why do my gums bleed even though I’m brushing well? It’s because they’re missing those areas in between the teeth. Getting floss in there will really help you.