Flossgate: Do You REALLY Have to Floss?
As a registered dental hygienist, I have received many questions from excited patients about recent media reports that claim daily flossing is unnecessary. These articles claim that flossing may be “overrated” (thank you, New York Times). I have had so much interest in these reports lately that I have decided to write this blog post to address it once and for all! Before you toss your floss, please consider these important facts that the media left out!
The articles were inspired by a statement released by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that the benefits of flossing have not been properly researched. This does not mean ...