Brushing alone WON’T prevent cavities. You need to floss too. Every. Single. Day. Flossing helps remove the food particles that stick on and between your teeth and bums. It will also help polish the surface of your tooth. Flossing can be instrumental in controlling halitosis, or bad breath.
Dental floss can be waxed or unwaxed, flavored and unflavored, wide and regular. All floss helps clean and remove plaque. Wider floss, also known as dental tape, may help people with a lot of bridge work and is usually recommended when the spaces between teeth are wide. Waxed floss can be easier to slide between teeth with very little space between. Unwaxed floss makes a squeaking sound, which lets the user know their teeth are clean. Waterpiks are often recommended for people with braces or bridges, but remember, a waterpik doesn’t take the place of flossing.
As Dr Milewski says…only floss those teeth you want to keep!