Here’s the key graphic as discussed in my lecture for Colgate. Click the image to view full size.
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 .