According to leading dentist and scientific adviser of the British Dental Association, Professor Damien Walmsley, there is only “weak evidence” to the claim that flossing prevents gum disease and cavities. The US Government has scrapped the dental guidelines surrounding the importance of flossing. Walmsley argues that more “sophisticated trials” are needed before any conclusion can be drawn. He, instead, suggests using small inter – dental brushes.
Rather than being good for your teeth, if not used properly, flossing is said to actually damage teeth and gums. This. however, is not common.
(Source: Sky News)
Wonder what “myth” is busted next? How much more is unproven when it comes to health?