Flossing is an important oral hygiene habit. It cleans and dislodges food stuck between your teeth, which reduces the number of bacteria and plaque in your mouth.
Dental floss is a cord of then filaments used in interdental cleaning to remove food and dental plaque from places a toothbrush has difficulty reaching.
Yes, you need to get around your teeth daily with dental floss as it is also part of mouth cleaning. It is generally recommended to floss before brushing your teeth.
Flossing helps to release food & plaque stuck in between your teeth, while brushing removes these particles from your mouth.
The American Dental Association, recommends flossing at least once per day and brushing twice per day.