1. The average person uses 122 yards of dental floss every year.
  2. Irregular flossing can lead to bleeding sensitive gums, but keep flossing! If you floss consistently, the bleeding will eventually subside.
  3. Brushing only cleans around 70% of the surface area of teeth. Flossing helps scrub the remaining spots, and gets teeth 100% clean!
  4. Waxed floss is easier to slide between closely spaced teeth. If your teeth are very close together, we suggest flossing with thin waxed floss.
  5. Levi Spear Parmly, a dentist from New Orleans invented the first form of dental floss in 1815 and recommended that people should clean their teeth with it daily.
  6. You don't need to floss all of your teeth, only the ones you want to keep.
  7. There are two main types of floss - monofilament and multifilament floss. Monofilament floss is made of plastics and rubber, while multifilament is mainly composed of nylon and silk.
  8. To floss properly, you need to use between 18 and 20 inches of floss.
  9. The plaque that dental floss removes hold more then 300 different species of bacteria.

  10. The enamel of the teeth is the hardest substance in the body but without brushing and flossing tiny bacteria can destroy it.