Brushing and Flossing Video - Oral Health - Health Canada
White Tooth Dental Takeaways:
Removing plaque with tooth brushing and flossing is not only important for helping control gum disease, but also for helping to control cavity risk (particularly for those of us at high risk for cavities) as the bacteria in plaque biofilm is responsible for creating cavities.
A manual toothbrush and traditional floss are the only tools you really need to remove plaque daily. However, an electric toothbrush and air or water flosser are excellent adjuncts you help those of us who struggle with proper tooth brushing technique.
Whichever tools you choose, your dental hygienist would be more than happy to review with you their proper use, so please don’t hesitate to ask at your next visit!