While brushing is essential in cleaning teeth, flossing is equally important. Especially since it can reach places in between teeth that a brush can’t. Not many people floss, some still use toothpicks, which can cause harm to teeth and gums. Even when flossing, always take care not to hurt your gums. Proper oral hygiene requires at least 10 minutes total per day of brushing and flossing. Most people only brush for about an average of 4 minutes per day. While brushing and flossing will not guarantee tooth decay, it will minimize the possibility of it. Plus clear your mouth of bad breath caused by bacteria. So avoid embarrassing moments, floss regularly.