13 Apr 2012 --- Hygienist demonstrating flossing technique. --- Image by © Hero Images/Corbis

Why Flossing Matters 

Brushing alone cannot remove plaque that is located in places that a toothbrush cannot reach, particularly in between teeth.


Is Gum Disease Hereditary? 

Is gum disease hereditary? Research indicates that periodontal disease can indeed run in families, and doctors can now identify your genetic markers for it.