Harlingen Dentistry

Is flossing necessary?

Yes. The main cause of gum disease is plaque, that sticky film that forms on the teeth. Plaque is a compilation of dead cells from your mouth, protein from saliva, food particles and bacteria. Brushing does not remove all the plaque from between the teeth but flossing does. Flossing removes plaque from between the teeth as well as stimulates the gums, keeping the gums pink and healthy.