Just Keep Flossing

There are a number of factors that contribute to the development of #GumDisease, including the buildup of plaque bacteria beneath the gum line. Because the development of periodontal disease is slow in nature, studies that examine the efficacy of daily flossing are best conducted over a number of years, detailing how an individual’s daily habits can have a cumulative impact on the health of their gums.

In the absence of quality research, patients should continue to include flossing—which removes plaque bacteria and debris from areas in the mouth that brushing alone cannot reach—as a part of their daily oral hygiene habit.

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