Don't Forget to Floss – Here's Why Every Woman Should do It ...

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You make sure to brush your teeth twice a day, so what’s the harm in skipping the floss now and then?

True, taking a day off here and there isn’t likely to harm your smile.

However, making a habit of forgoing the floss can have detrimental effects to your mouth and your health.

It only takes a minute or two, but is time well spent.

If you need more motivation, wait until you read the bad things that can happen when you don’t floss.

Here you go!

1. Doing It Right

Not only is it important to floss, but it’s also vital to do it right.

That’s why I’m starting off this list with a quick tutorial.

After all, there’s no point in doing the job if you can’t do it right.

Experts recommend flossing before brushing because it removes all the junk between your teeth, which you can then brush away.

That was news to me because I always thought it was better to brush, then floss.

2. Tooth Decay

Did you know that you can get cavities between your teeth, not just on the tops of them?

When food gets stuck between your teeth, it gradually erodes away your enamel, leaving you with cavities.

Brushing gets rid of some of it, but can’t do it all.

You must floss between your teeth to pull stubborn stuff out of there and get your teeth completely clean.

3. Gum Disease

Sure, cavities can be filled, but forgoing the floss can also lead to gum disease.

That’s not so easy to treat.

When you don’t floss, plaque builds up along your gum line and on your teeth.2

That can lead to gingivitis, which is the first stage of gum disease.

Brushing and flossing are the best tools for battling the issue.2

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