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.