When you brush your teeth, you may think that you are cleaning most of your teeth. You get the top, the front, and the back. How much more to your teeth is there? Believe it or not, in total, you have five sides to a tooth. If you don’t floss, you are missing two sides to each tooth: the areas in between the teeth. Missing these areas can be very problematic because particles get stuck there, leaving a constant barrage of bacteria. This is why flossing is so important for your overall oral health. Imagine how you would feel if you could only wash one hand!