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Flossing is basically no one’s favorite activity. But some oral health professionals would argue that it’s even more important than brushing your teeth. If it’s that important, then the stakes are pretty high. Flossing is a non-negotiable for healthy teeth in the long run. In this post, we want to offer you some encouragement to help you prioritize flossing.

  1. Although you should brush your teeth at least twice a day, you only need to floss once a day (unless you’re just super ambitious). Figure out whether flossing works best as part of your morning or evening routine, and make sure you keep this habit consistent.
  2. Choose the right floss for you! Obviously, there are many different kinds of floss, so you might need to shop around for the right flavor or texture that you like. Here’s a fun article that compares different kinds of floss. Maybe it can help you start your perfect floss search out right.
  3. Keep the facts in mind: 40% (2 out of 5) of your tooth surfaces are reachable only by floss. Your toothbrush simply can’t get to all the places where your teeth need care. Flossing and brushing is the only way to adequately clean your teeth!

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