Don’t throw out your floss just yet

That’s the word from professors at the U’s School of Dentistry following articles this week claiming the effectiveness of flossing has never been fully researched. James Winkler, D.D.S., Ph.D., says flossing is a main component of overall good oral hygiene that is necessary to maintain a healthy and inflammation-free environment in the mouth. “You can see a definite difference in the mouth and gums of someone who flosses properly versus the mouth of someone who does not,” says Winkler. Flossing takes only minutes every day and ensures that all sides of your teeth, above and below the gumline, are clean, leading to good oral health. “Clean your entire tooth,” says Winkler. “It’s better to be safe than sorry.”
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