13 Things That Happen When You Don't Floss
But the brushing message seems to get a lot more attention, so it can be easy to forget to floss. And for some people, flossing can be a little comfortable and kind of time-consuming so it might be tempting to skip a day or two. After all, brushing is more important, right?
You should definitely do both, but flossing is actually more important than brushing for keeping your mouth healthy.
And as we go through these 13 terrible effects of skipping the floss, you'll find out just how important it is.
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But first, you need to make sure you're doing it right.If your floss isn't going all the way up to the gum line, you're missing a lot of important bacteria. And if you're only using a little bit of floss, you're only moving the bacteria to other teeth.
So, you'll want to use about 15 inches of floss.Then, wrap it around each tooth in a "C" shape and gently brush the floss up and down against the tooth. Remember to bring it as far down into your gum line as you can.
1. If you don't, you can develop gum disease.You may know about gingivitis, but if it's left untreated it can turn into a more severe disease where the gums actually pull away from the teeth.