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Health Truth or Scare is BBC1’s excellent day to day health investigatory programme. This week, the programme investigates claims made last summer, that flossing is a waste of time. I am interested in this topic, like all dentists, as we advise our patients to use flossing as a part of their oral hygiene routine.
The findings of the programme are interesting. There is a great experiment using the members of a choral society in nearby Salford. Furthermore, they are surprised by the results and we hear some interesting conversation about attitudes to flossing.
Have I changed my views? No.
Regular flossing and the use of interdental brushes are key to good oral healthcare .