Why do I need to floss when I brush every day?
Daily flossing removes plaque and bacteria that your toothbrush bristles can’t reach. Diligent brushing is important, it gets rid of much mouth bacteria, but it doesn’t remove plaque between teeth and below the gum line. If you don’t remove plaque from hidden areas, it hardens into tartar that can only be removed by a dentist. Left untreated it can lead to gum disease.