Dental Hygienists Untangle the Floss Controversy
As primary health care providers with expertise in oral health promotion and disease prevention, Canadian dental hygienists support toothbrushing in conjunction with the use of interdental aids, such as floss and interdental brushes, to help remove plaque, bacteria, and food debris from areas that toothbrushes cannot reach.
Dental hygienists may recommend more than one interdental aid for different areas of the mouth. After dental hygienists do a comprehensive assessment, they will collaborate with you to customize a daily oral care routine based on your unique needs, abilities, and preferences, and product availability. This partnership helps you to maintain and improve your oral health in between professional dental hygiene visits. Visit your dental hygienist today to learn about the interdental aids that are right for you!