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For decades now, dentists have been recommending regular flossing as an essential part of oral hygiene. Yet a recent investigation by the Associated Press has revealed that there is insufficient proof to back this up. Yet in a statement released last week, the American Dental Association (ADA) has continued to defend flossing, saying that it’s still an essential part of tooth and gum care.

Many dentists have said that flossing can help remove plaque, food build-up between the teeth, and reduce the risk of gingivitis, gum disease and tooth decay. Interdental cleaning, according to the ADA, has been proven to…

Mark Reichman

Dr. Mark Reichman is a top surgeon in Vancouver specializing in orthognathic & reconstructive surgery, especially for children.

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