“August 5, 2016
As experts in oral health promotion and disease prevention, Canadian dental hygienists support the use of dental floss as well as other dental aids, such as power toothbrushes and interdental brushes, to clean all tooth surfaces. When food accumulates between teeth, it is metabolized by bacteria to produce plaque. Plaque causes both inflammation of the gums (gingivitis) and the demineralization of teeth, which leads to tooth decay.” (CDHA New Releases, 2016)
Do you have questions about the effectiveness of flossing? Click here for the press release from the Canadian Dental Hygienists Association and talk to your dental hygienist for expert advice on the benefits of flossing.