Why Flossing Is Essential to Your Oral Health

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Did you know, you can have a cavity hidden between your teeth or along your gumline? Well, it’s true! Flossing has many benefits and is essential to your oral health. To help you understand more about flossing, our doctor, Dr. Nathalie Dowsett, here at Dowsett Dental Health in Calgary, Alberta, is happy to give you the information you need to understand why you should floss daily.

According to the American Dental Association, also known as the ADA, it is recommended to floss between your teeth at least once per day. Flossing between your teeth helps prevent cavities, clear bacteria and food particles from your smile, and prevent gum disease. Plaque can linger and hide anywhere on your teeth, including between them. Plaque works to create cavities, which is why it is important to remove it daily.

There are many different kinds of dental floss you can use. Depending on your own situation and unique smile you can use any kind of dental floss to help clean your teeth. If you struggle with threaded floss, try a water flosser to clean in those hard-to-reach places. The important thing to remember is flossing is equal in importance to brushing in order to keep your smile healthy and clean.

If you have questions about your oral health or know it’s time for your dental checkup and professional cleaning, please call us today at 403.229.0510 to set up an appointment. Our dental team is happy to assist your smile in any way we can.