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As many of you are aware, a study from the UK was published by a British researcher in 2016. It was concluded that there wasn’t enough evidence to support that flossing was beneficial.
What are you risking by NOT flossing?
Have we performed our own random double blind long-term study to gain our own evidence? No. But, we are experienced and competent clinicians. We can gather our own evidence from day to day successes and failures with our own patients in regards to the benefits of dental flossing.
Have you ever pulled anything nasty out from between your teeth with floss? Of course you have! We all have! Do you feel good about leaving that stuff in there for 30 years? I wouldn’t!
So, why not floss?
It’s all about keeping our bodies clean. We bathe or shower almost daily. Do we do this for our health? Are there studies that show that we are healthier because we do this daily ritual? Not really.
We do this for the benefit of ourselves and for others! (Odour)
So, why not floss? For the benefit of ourselves and others, of course!!
So, when you’re making your decision about whether you’re going to continue to floss, ask yourself this. Are you willing to take that risk after only one study, just because it’s telling you something you’ve wanted to hear your whole life? All this study is doing is validating what you want to hear.