Flossing is an important part of your daily routine and if you don’t do it every day, you really should. It’s good for your general oral hygiene and will keep your gums healthy, meaning you are less likely to have problems with plaque and decay. It cleans up into the gaps between your teeth, right into the gums to remove deep-lying dirt.

You should really get into the habit of flossing every day, twice a day. If you can only floss once a day, this is better than not doing it at all.

Talk to your dental hygienist about the type of floss you should use. There are many different types, including string floss, stick floss and milk bottles floss. You should really use the biggest type of floss you can get between the gaps in your teeth so that they will clean as much as possible from your gums.