• Free Call 02 9344 8822
  • Address

    Maroubra Clinic

    Maroubra Dental Clinic

    Office 1, 822 Anzac Parade
    Maroubra, NSW, 2035

    Parramatta Clinic

    Parramatta Dental Clinic

    The Hall, 356 Church Street
    (Corner of Church and Palmer St)
    Parramatta, NSW, 2150

  • Opening Hours
    • Mon to Thurs - 8am – 6pm
    • Fri 8am – 5pm
    • Sat 8am – 2pm
    • Sunday Closed

Dentist Journal

Do I have to floss? Is brushing not enough?

Flossing reduces the number of bacteria in your mouth in and around the gum and teeth. There are millions of these microscopic creatures feeding on food particles left on your teeth. These bacteria live in plaque which can be removed by flossing. Brushing your teeth gets rid of some of the bacteria in your mouth and on top of your teeth. Flossing gets rid of the bacteria the toothbrush cannot get to like the tiny spaces in between teeth. A build-up of food on and between the teeth can lead to plaque and then decay.