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Aug 2016
3rd
 

Dental floss not that great for you?

Recent studies from the USA has revealed that dental floss is not particularly great for you. Here is an article written yesterday in the Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/08/02/flossing-teeth-does-little-good-and-us-removes-it-from-health-ad/ To be perfectly honest, we are not that surprised. Our stance has always been to use inter dental brushes as the first line of defense and floss when the spaces between the teeth are too tight. Inter dental brushes clean the embrasure space- the triangle of space between teeth- and the sides of the teeth at the same time. It is important to use the correct size brush and this is where your dentist or dental hygienist can help. If the brushes are too small, they simply clean air. Too large and they will not fit through and will cause trauma. We are also fans of the latest generation of water flossers such as Philips Airfloss Pro. These are a great adjunct to inter dental brushes. If in doubt, consult your dentist or dental hygienist.

 

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