It is well accepted that bacterial build up in the mouth is what causes tooth decay and gum disease. Proper brushing will clean all the visible tooth surfaces. However, the toothbrush cannot clean between the teeth at all. Various types of brushes and water irrigation devices are often used in an attempt to avoid flossing, but nothing will clean between the teeth effectively enough.
Everyone possess a different degree of manual dexterity, and everyone dental situation is different. We can help you floss effectively when you are here for you regular cleaning and examination. There are also some aids available to help people with arthritis of the hands. Again when you are here we can assess your individual situation and guide you toward better dental health.