Has Dental Floss Really Been a Big Fat Lie... Or a long thin string-like one either?
Recently dental floss has been getting a bit of a slating, with some media articles claiming that it doesn’t do any good, and is not worth using.
Floss is used to remove plaque food debris and bacteria from in between your teeth. If your teeth are tight together, with no spaces, it is not possible for your toothbrush alone to remove all the plaque. Floss when used properly removes this stuff in between teeth.
If plaque is left it acts as an irritant to your gums that can initiate an inflammatory response causing gingivitis and leading the gum disease (periodontal disease). The British Periodontal Society released a document in response to the negative floss publicity, stating when floss is best, and when it is not as effectiveRead More