We know what you’re thinking: Floss is boring, right? WRONG. It’s been proven several times over that flossing reduces the risk of gum disease, lengthens the life of your teeth, keeps your breath fresher, and is the most effective way to eliminate plaque. Some dentists even insist that it’s more important than brushing (please don’t stop brushing.)
Flossing is pretty much the most exciting thing to happen to the mouth since headgear — it’s also much more complicated than you might have guessed. There are multiple strategies to consider and even several different kinds of floss to choose from. Feeling flosstered? We’ve called in an expert to explain.