What's dental floss made of?
How does it work?
Brushing alone isn't enough to clean all of the plaque from the surface of your
teeth. Interproximal areas (those places in between your teeth) and below the
gumline are two spots where the toothbrush can't reach and plaque can build
up. These are areas that are more susceptible to cavities. Daily flossing and
regular visits to your dentist are the only effective ways to remove this plaque.
Did you know that failing to floss
means up to 35% of your tooth surface goes uncleaned?
Dental floss is a man-made fibre (usually made of
nylon) that comes on a spool. Ask your parents or your dentist how to correctly
use dental floss if you're not sure.
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