Unlike a toothbrush, which cleans the tops and outer surfaces of the teeth and gums, floss is an interdental cleaner which is made specifically to clean efficiently the tight spaces between the teeth and the gap between the base of the teeth and the gums. These are places that a regular toothbrush cannot reach. And while mouthwash can kill the bacteria that form plaque, it can't remove the stubborn bits of food that can lodge in these places.
There's actually quite a bit controversy about flossing. Some say it's a must, others say it could actually harm you (from moving bacteria around).
I still think flossing is a must, for since I've started flossing my Doctor has complimented me for it - so I know it works!
What's the best flossing-tool out there?
Personal preference. I like Plackers Twin. I have it very tight between my teeth and this is the only one that comes between and doesn't hurt me. And I love the double thread where the debris just get stuck.
But there's many praises for the Dr Tungs Smart Floss, which I haven't tried yet.
Addressing the issue of bacteria spreading, I believe this could be fixed with the EO blend that will finally be revealed in the next step! Putting a few drops of antibacterial substance can infact not only stop bacteria from spreading but also nourish your gums.


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