Failure to floss teeth can lead to 40 per cent of the tooth surface not being cleaned, according to experts.
Writing for Online Athens, Dr Mehmet Oz and Dr Mike Roizen explained that oral hygiene is vital and flossing is a key part of it.
They described how people should clean their teeth twice a day with a toothbrush, ensuring they scrub the gum line and over the tongue as well as the surfaces and biting edges.
It is important this is done for a minimum of two minutes at the end of each day, the specialists stated and that combined with this individuals should also floss.
Cleaning between the teeth should be carried out once a day at least and it is vital all areas of the mouth are covered to prevent the buildup of bacteria and decay, Dr Oz and Dr Roizen warned.
IBT Health recently claimed that flossing could help reduce bad breath as well as tooth decay and suggested people have regular dental check-ups to prevent problems.