Did you know tooth decay isn’t the only danger for your smile? Gum disease is equally devastating. In fact, it’s the number one cause of tooth loss despite being preventable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates at least 50% of adults have the infection. Thankfully, there are things you can do to protect your smile. If you’ve ever wondered why flossing is important, it’s to prevent gum disease. Here are 4 reasons you shouldn’t skip flossing your teeth.