Dental Hygienist Questions Flossing

Is flossing effective?

I'm 30 years old and I floss my teeth twice a day. Is flossing effective?

7 Answers

Flossing is extremely effective. If you don't floss your teeth is like you are not brushing your teeth at all. Once a day is enough before you go to sleep.
Yes, it is effective, but a check-up every 6 months is strongly recommended just in case you have pockets (flossing cannot get into gum pockets to clean them up).
Flossing is extremely effective. Your regular toothbrush will miss a lot of areas within the teeth, thus you must floss to get rid of any tartar buildup. Regular flossing can help you with fresher breath and an overall cleaner mouth. Regular flossing also helps in avoiding gum disease and bone resorption. Nowadays, water flossers are a great solution to traditional floss and are extremely effective and easy to use.
Hope this answers your question.
Yes! It is very effective- keep up the great work and you'll keep your teeth for a lifetime!
Jossi Stokes, DDS
Flossing is the most effective home care. Also need to see your hygienist every 3 months.
Yes, flossing is effective. It is the best way to clean between your teeth. It helps to prevent cavities and gum problems.


Dr. Price
Yes, there are 5 surfaces of every tooth. Brushing is effective to clean 3 of those surfaces. The front and back surface of each tooth is best cleaned with floss. Toothbrush bristles are unable to reach these areas and flossing helps to clean the food, plaque, and bacteria that build up there.

Marc D. Thomas, DDS