Flossing has been a vital part of dental care since it was recommended in a book in 1819. Opinions on flossing have changed over the years, but it’s always remained a beneficial and necessary aspect of dental care.
The reason flossing is indispensable is because it’s the only way to reach the inner parts of the teeth. A lot of foods and drinks can leave sugar and acids between the teeth, and the only way to clean those areas is by flossing.
This infographic shows some major events that happened throughout history regarding flossing. It contains info on proper flossing technique as well as the evolution of flossing throughout the years. If you skip out on your flossing, you may be leaving behind sugar and plaque that your brush can’t reach.