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New Studies Prove Flossing Isn’t Doing Anything For You

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Have you ever been nagged at the dentist for not flossing? Well, it turns out the benefits of flossing may be a lie.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has removed their recommendation on flossing, which has been around for decades.

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The Associated Press reviewed 25 studies that compared tooth brushing with and without flossing.

Nearly all the results showed “inconsistent/weak evidence” for flossing.

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One of the reviews said “the majority of available studies fail to demonstrate that flossing is generally effective in plaque removal.”

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One study did credit floss with a slight reduction in gum inflammation, reviewers ranked this evidence as “very unreliable.”

But to be honest, who flosses anyway?

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