Is flossing a waste of time?

FUTILE FLOSSING: May do more harm than good.

COULD flossing your teeth be a waste of time? A new investigation has claimed there is little proof that flossing works in preventing gum disease and cavities.

Other studies also showed it can actually damage health, causing harmful bacteria to dislodge from in between the teeth and enter into the bloodstream. 

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The British Dental Association and the Oral Health Foundation has also agreed there is no evidence for flossing.

They recommend that the best way to reduce your risk of tooth decay and gum disease is to brush teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, see the dentist regularly and cut back on sugar.


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