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I've heard flossing isn't necessary. Is this true?

There’s recently been some press that questions the need for flossing. It’s not that flossing is bad for your teeth or that anyone recommends you stop doing it. At AllDent Dental Center, we encourage all our Poway, CA patients to floss their teeth once a day as part of their oral hygiene routine.

And we can also tell you that no study exists that claims flossing is harmful. Most studies conclude that while the data to support the need for flossing is currently limited, the potential benefits outweigh the risks of not flossing.

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In fact, after the first article that questioned the effectiveness of flossing went viral, the American Dental Association (ADA) released a statement that flossing is still an essential part of the oral hygiene routine.

What does this mean for you?

Just because flossing hasn’t yet been proven to be necessary, it doesn’t mean it’s been disproven. Research continues in this area, and in the future, it may still show that flossing your teeth is beneficial and necessary.

Until then, your Poway, CA dentist recommends that you continue to floss your teeth once a day. You should back up your oral hygiene efforts with routine dental exams and teeth cleanings at AllDent Dental Center at least twice a year.

If you have questions about the benefits of flossing or would like to schedule an appointment at our Poway, CA dental office, please contact us, and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.

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