If you really want to look after your teeth and your gums in Leeds, you have to work at it like anything in life, and caring for your oral hygiene can help you live a healthy and long life. As you grow up, brushing your teeth is taught early on and you rely on your parents to teach you to do the basics with you, supplying you with the right brush and paste. The older you get though, the more you should work harder with your hygiene and embrace other products in your daily routine, products such as dental floss. Normal brushing is okay, but it is always good to back it up with flossing and if you learn to do it right, it can help to keep your teeth clear of foodstuffs that can harbour bacteria, promote plaque, gum disease and tooth decay. Finding the right floss at first can be a little trial and error, but you have to continue to experiment in order to maintain a high level of oral hygiene. Flosses come in all shapes and sizes but find a good one that suits your mouth and then learn to use it. Don’t be afraid to ask your dentist for advice either and then practise using them. The more you get the hang of dental floss, the more you will be looking after your oral health.