Dental Flossing and Advice
The dental hygienist may also decide to floss your teeth. The use of dental floss is an important element of oral hygiene, since it removes plaque and decaying food remaining stuck between the teeth. Food decay and plaque can cause irritation to the gums, allowing the underlying gum tissue to bleed easily. Acidic foods left on the teeth can also demineralise teeth, eventually causing cavities to the tooth. They may also show you how to clean your teeth effectively, to help prevent future plaque build-up.