Flossing…We all don’t love it, but our teeth love it.  The physical contact of the floss between the teeth allows you to remove plaque that the tooth brush bristles cannot reach.  With the removal of this plaque you avoid cavities on the contacts (between the teeth) as well as strengthen your gums (flossing before brushing allows clean surfaces for fluoride to reach from your toothpaste).  When we are infrequent with flossing, it can cause our gums to bleed that then leads to gingivitis or periodontitis.  There are many tools we can suggest besides just string floss to help make flossing easier to get into the routine.  Ask your dental hygienist for more information.