Flossing is a crucial daily step in maintaining good oral hygiene. Dental floss is a thin string that can be waxed, unwaxed, plain or flavoured. Proper brushing and flossing can help dislodge food particles stuck between your teeth, preventing bacteria and plaque formation. The technique can be awkward at first, but with practice, flossing will become easier.
The American Dental Association recommends that you clean (flossing and brushing) your teeth daily to help deter cavities and gum disease. Proper cleaning will also help to remove plaque, which contains bacteria that feed on food particles present in your mouth. This process leads to the release of an acid that eats away the hard surface of your teeth (also known as the enamel) and leads to cavities. Without proper oral hygiene, the plaque eventually hardens to form tartar, leading to gum disease.
Although flossing may cause some minor bleeding at first, after a few times, the bleeding should stop. Flossing should be done at least once a day to keep your teeth and gums healthy.
Are you concerned about your dental health? Contact a Campus Dentist clinic near you today, and our team will examine your mouth for any signs of diseases and make recommendations based on your dental needs.
We are excited to announce that Chancellors Way Dental will be relocating as of September 6th, 2021 (after Labour Day long weekend). We will be merging with our nearby practice of Campus Dentist, located at the University of Guelph in the Student Center on the first level.
You, our valued patients, can be assured that we will continue to practice the same high standard of dentistry with the continuity and expertise of our caring, well-trained, and compassionate staff as you have become accustomed. Our office will continue to provide the best care possible and accept the same insurance plans. We realize that change can be difficult but we hope to make the transition as smooth as possible for you. Our staff will be there to help and we have included all the details regarding our new location, including address, phone number and office hours. It has been a pleasure working with you and we look forward to seeing you at our new location.
Stay healthy, be safe, and don’t forget to brush and floss! We are always accepting new patients and we are so excited that you chose us!
Campus Dentist Team