It’s been said that you should only floss those teeth that you want to keep. And it’s true! A little regular flossing goes a long way and is truly critical for your overall oral health. It loosens food particles in tight spaces that your toothbrush cannot reach; it gets rid of plaque buildup that toothbrushes alone cannot remove; and it protects your gum tissues from irritation. In addition, flossing carries oxygen molecules into the tissues where anaerobic bacteria live. Oxygen is poisonous to anaerobic bacteria and they are killed on contact. It’s a safeguard against gum disease. So, just think of daily flossing as the finishing touch after brushing – insurance for your smile’s future.