Flossing is a very important step in keeping check on formation of tartar and plaque. Your toothbrush cannot reach many places in your mouth and the small gaps between your teeth can provide the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that will cause cavities. If you floss properly as advised by your dentist at Yaletown Laser & Cosmetic Dentistry, you can remove any lodged food stuff. Even though brushing daily is good practice, it cannot prevent tooth decay if you don’t include flossing as part of your daily dental routine. Ask your dentist on the proper technique for best results.