The National Institute of Health published a statement in August, 2016, stating that flossing does not prevent periodontal disease. Bacteria cover the teeth, including under the gum tissue, between the teeth. Floss is a tool to reach this area. Luckily there are other effective tools to reach this area. In order to prevent gum disease, it is crucial to clean in between the teeth. If you choose not to floss you need to find an alternative method to clean in between the teeth. You can do it with a simple dry soft toothbrush and we can show you how.