Brushing your teeth 2x daily only cleans 80% of the surfaces of the teeth therefore it is important to floss or use an interdental cleaning aid at least 1x daily to clean the plaque in between the teeth.
Plaque is a soft sticky substance that builds up on your teeth over a period of time and calcifies into tartar if it is not cleaned off effectively. Plaque is mostly made up of bacteria, which feeds on the sugars from the food and drink consumed throughout the day. Therefore, it is important to clean this off as soon as possible to avoid decay.
There are many different products to use for interdental cleaning such as floss, floss tape, superfloss, varies different sizes of tepe brushes and a water flosser.
We stock all the above products at the practice except for the water flosser.