Cleaning between your teeth removes plaque from areas your toothbrush can’t reach. Plaque build-up contributes to tooth decay and gum disease.
Dental floss helps remove food particles from between the teeth and under the gum line. It’s recommended that you floss daily.
There are other that can help you clean between your teeth: dental tape (like floss, but flatter and wider); dental picks; pre-threaded flossers; interdental brushes that reach between the teeth; water flosser or wooden or plastic sticks.
Ask one of our dentist about what type of interdental-care products will be most effective for your individual needs and the proper techniques for each.