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Keep on flossing!

Importance of Flossing in Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio H. Kim, DDS

This is a good perspective on the "Flossing doesn't work" story...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/dont-stop-flossing-your-teeth_us_57a0d8e9e4b08a8e8b5fab3e?utm_hp_ref=dental-health

The parachute analogy is very good.  Same reason why they don't do studies on how cigarettes cause cancer. It's just common sense.  Letting bacteria sit anywhere in your body for too long going unchecked is never a good idea.  Gum disease has been linked to cardiac issues, diabetes, low fetal birth weight, even alzheimers.  Not to mention not having teeth to chew with.  The flossing will save you thousands of dollars in dental work...crowns, root canals, dental implants.  Not to mention countless hours in the dental office while you could be doing something else...like eating at ...

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Media says that Flossing may not be of any use at all!

Flossing is Important! Glendale CA, Dr. Lucio H. Kim

There's been a story going around that essentially says flossing is of no use. If you haven't seen it:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-big-problem-with-flossing/

In all frankness, this is crap.  And at the very least irresponsible for the Associated Press to even run with the story.  It's the equivalent of saying "Cigarettes: Not that bad afterall!"  The need for flossing and it's efficacy in the removal of plaque/bacteria/food particles has been demonstrated time and time again.  My practice is built around prevention and the MAIN part of that is FLOSSING.  I don't know how much more I can stress how wrong this article is.  On the plus side, if this story gets more traction and people ...

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