Well the rubbish about there being no proof that flossing had any value in protecting us from tooth decay and gum disease which was touted in August last year (2016) has just been refuted. The article just out in “Dentistry Today” titled” “Flossing Leads to Less Tooth Loss” is a must read for doubters and the faithful alike.
The research showed that “nonflossers had a 1.25 excess risk for losing at least 3 teeth in 10 years. Similar data in the PDS showed a 3.23 excess risk of losing at least 3 teeth in 5 years. Based on these results, Marchesan associated flossing with a lesser extent of iCAL and iPD even among subjects who brushed once or twice a day. She also associated flossing with a lower risk of tooth loss within 5 and 10 years.”
That’s it now, get flossing!
Dr Neil McLeod
Dentistry That Lasts – Quality That Counts