Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Over 25% Of Americans Lie To Their Dentists About Flossing...

According to Reuters, over 25% of Americans lie to their dentists about flossing. This is not news to dentists-- we can tell when you aren't flossing. Flossing removes plaque between teeth and along the gumline. It also prevents cavities from forming between the teeth. If you, as a non-flosser, have ever had a problem with these types of cavities or with your gums, your dentist is on to you. Also, there's a cleanliness to the mouths of flossers that just isn't there in those who don't do it. We can just tell.

The American Dental Association has some great references for those interested in learning how to floss, or why flossing is important:

How to Floss

5 Steps to a Flawless Floss

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