Ignore the news – flossing IS important!

Many of you may have seen the new release that there is not enough evidence showing that flossing is beneficial. While there is always something new to learn from further research, there is no question about the benefits of flossing. Flossing (or another substitute to clean between teeth) is the ONLY way to remove plaque, food debris, and bacteria in areas that your toothbrush can’t reach. Failure to remove the bacteria and plaque between teeth will lead to cavities starting between the teeth and inflammation of the gums which can lead to periodontal disease.  So while we appreciate the national media wanting to keep dentists in business, we’d rather you keep flossing and taking care of those teeth and gums!!


Further information:

ADA’s statement: http://www.ada.org/en/press-room/news-releases/2016-archive/august/statement-from-the-american-dental-association-about-interdental-cleaners

Great flossing tutorial video: http://www.mouthhealthy.org/en/az-topics/f/flossing

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