We get the reminder every year from our Dentist to start flossing. Most of us do it for a week or two before forgetting. Does flossing actually help us prevent cavities? Absolutely!

Flossing is important to remove plaque, which is the white build up between the teeth. Plaque contains over 400 different species of bacteria and billions of harmful germs. These germs not only lead to tooth decay, but since the mouth is a gateway to your entire body they can harm your overall health as well.

Not flossing leads to more immediate complications as well. Heart disease and tooth decay are scary, but the very bad breath known as halitosis effects your life right now. As the bacteria found in plaque metabolize and give off a terrible odor. Flossing and regular visits to a dental hygienist for a teeth cleaning will help make your breath minty sweet.

Place your floss right next to your toothbrush as a reminder to floss and take one more step on the path to good health.

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