That dreaded word we hear from the hygienist and the dentist. Brushing your teeth is very important but flossing is even more important when it comes to preventing periodontal (gum) disease and tooth loss.
Within 24 to 36 hours, plaque hardens into tartar, also called calculus, which can only be removed by professional cleaning. By flossing, you are removing plaque and bacteria that cannot be reached with your toothbrush. Plaque is an invisible bacterial film that develops on your teeth every day and is the main cause of gum disease.
Flossing at least once a day prevents plaque from hardening into tartar. In this case, prevention is the best medicine. This is a habit you want to develop because, overtime, it will improve your overall health.
We are more than happy to offer flossing tips if you are having a hard time. Call us to book your hygiene appointment and our hygienist will gladly show you the easy way to floss.