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4 Reasons You Should Floss Daily

Your toothbrush and floss work as a team. Brushing only covers 70% of the surface of your teeth, leaving 30% of plaque and debris for floss to cover. Flossing isn’t just essential for a thorough clean, it’s also an important part of overall oral health. Here’s 4 reasons why flossing everyday is a must.


Not Flossing Will Lead to Tooth Decay


Cavities are commonly found on the sides of your teeth, in the areas where only floss can get. If you aren’t flossing to remove build-up between your teeth, this will lead to cavities and decay. 


Flossing Helps to Prevent Gum Disease


Gum disease is caused by the buildup of plaque and bacteria along the gum line, which can lead to inflammation, bleeding, and even tooth loss. Flossing removes plaque and bacteria from between your teeth and along your gum line, reducing your risk of developing gum disease.


Flossing Will Freshen Your Breath


Food stuck in your teeth is one of the biggest contributors to bad breath. Flossing helps to remove the food particles and bacteria that can cause bad breath that aren’t reached by your brush, so a daily floss will help to leave your mouth feeling clean and fresh.


Flossing Will Improve Your Overall Health, Too


Good oral health has been linked to better overall health, as poor oral health has been associated with a range of health problems, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. By flossing daily, you can help maintain good oral health and potentially reduce your risk of these health issues.



About Dr. McAllister


Dr. McAllister is an accomplished dentist serving the Ottawa region for the past 11 years. Born and raised in Ottawa, Dr. McAllister is pleased to provide exceptional dental care to her community. She has always been passionate about her work and holds very high standards. Her meticulous eye for detail means she will always strive for perfection and help you achieve the smile of your dreams. She loves helping people feel more confident about their smiles by providing cosmetic dentistry services including Invisalign and porcelain veneers.


Dr. McAllister is proud to provide a friendly, knowledgeable and professional dental office for you and your family. She is a mom herself so her caring demeanor puts all of her patients at ease, especially children and nervous patients. She looks forward to meeting you and welcoming you to her dental practice.

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