TO FLOSS OR NOT TO FLOSS

TO FLOSS OR NOT TO FLOSS    dentist Albuquerque

Although the Department of Health and Human Services reported that they found little evidence that dental flossing was very beneficial to dental health, the American Dental Association and several other specialty organizations have rebutted their study, based on flawed study parameters.

Besides the conflicting opinions, I have asked our patients to do a thorough job of brushing, then floss thoroughly and pay attention to the plaque and food debris that is removed from tooth surfaces AFTER the brushing.  This is very hard to dispute, and the plaque is the main source of decay and periodontal disease.

An article pointing out the benefits of flossing and the science behind them in livescience.com can be read by clicking here.

At Clark Family Dental we continue to encourage our patients to floss at least once a day, and spend at least four to five minutes a day brushing, preferably with an electric toothbrush.  We care about your health.

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