Proper tooth brushing helps to remove food debris and plaque -- a sticky, colorless film of bacteria -- from your tooth's surfaces. However, even if you brush your teeth thoroughly and often, your mouth might not be as clean as you think.
Tooth brushing alone only cleans about 65 percent of your tooth's surfaces, so it's important to ensure your oral hygiene routine incorporates more than just tooth brushing. Fortunately, there is a simple solution. When used along with tooth brushing, flossing can help you take care of your mouth and improve your oral health, as long as you’re using an effective flossing technique.