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Flossing should not be disregarded and dismissed as an action you take to remove food from in between your teeth. Regular flossing does the important job of removing plaque that is hidden and resting between teeth and along them gum line, and has been proven to have an impact in reducing the risk of gum disease and halitosis as a consequence.

Flossing can take place either prior to or after brushing your teeth, and should be done at least once per day, preferably just before going to bed. Using toothpicks is not advisable by dental experts, as doing this produces a higher probability that your gums might bleed, and as a result the only real alternative is the use of interdental brushes.


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