CDA Statement on flossing

The Canadian Dental Association supports flossing as one step of maintaining healthy teeth and gums. Flossing is an effective preventative measure to remove plaque, the main cause of gum disease. The weakness of the evidence supporting the value of floss in the prevention of gum disease is a reflection of the difficulty of conducting the necessary studies, not of the value of flossing for the maintenance of good oral health.

Brushing, flossing, eating a healthy diet, and seeing your dentist regularly are all steps in preserving a healthy mouth. Learn More >>

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In 2015 there were over 26,850 dental hygienists, 20,000 registered dental assistants, 2200 denturists, 2000 dental technologists and 250 dental therapists in Canada.