Even the most thorough oral hygiene routine may not be enough to keep the tooth entirely plaque-free. The tooth has sides which are difficult to reach during brushing. To aid in oral care, flossing is recommended by dentists to clean difficult to reach areas of the tooth.
There are some articles being circulated online proposing that you will not get any benefit from flossing. The article further advised that it is best that you stop doing it. The article was a sure hit online and has spread like wildfire ever since it was published.
Despite the bad reputation that flossing received from the article, dentists continue to support and recommend flossing. Proper flossing, with emphasis on “proper”, is very useful for oral care. Oral health care professionals believe that there are positive effects in using a piece of floss to clean your teeth, and it outweighs some possible harmful effects of flossing. Hence, here are the reasons why flossing is frequently recommended:
Though the effectivity of flossing is highly debatable nowadays, it is still a very useful method for oral care. Its positive effects may only be a few, but it pays to take this extra procedure to ensure a good tooth condition.