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Flossing Might Do More Harm than Good

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: What is so dangerous about gum disease?
Air Date: 11/2/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Susan Maples, DDS
Susan MaplesDr. Susan Maples is a Lansing area native and has practiced dentistry in Holt for 27 years.

"Dentistry is a blessing to me," says Susan. "I can't imagine anything I'd rather be doing than this! It's a joy to make such a positive difference in the lives of my patients and team members."

As a life-long student under some of the most renowned teachers in her field, she has successfully blurred the lines between work and play. Enhancing her education is not just a responsibility she holds dear, but a passionate hobby.
  • Book Title: Blabber Mouth! 77 Secrets Only Your Mouth Can Tell You To Live a Healthier, Happier, Sexier Life
Flossing Might Do More Harm than Good
Recently reports suggest that flossing might not be necessary and could even do more harm than good.

But, is that really true?

Gum disease is among the leading causes of inflammation in the body. Given the links between inflammation and serious systemic diseases, flossing may be one of the best things you can do... not just for your oral health, but for your overall health, too.

Unfortunately, the majority of people still think brushing is required and flossing is optional. And, because of studies like these, that is only going to reinforce that thinking.

Susan Maples, DDS, joins Melanie Cole, MS, to discuss the myth of flossing and your overall health.
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