Friday, November 25, 2016

New York Times Explains NFD "I Don't Care" Theme.

As a great boost to the celebration of National Flossing Day, Jamie Holmes, a New York Times reporter, posted the article below that spells out the basis for the "I Don't Care" theme for 2016.

Happy Flossing!

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/25/opinion/sunday/flossing-and-the-art-of-scientific-investigation.html

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Flossing Day - Nov 25, 2016

For this year's National Flossing Day, Nov 25, 2016 (always the day after Thanksgiving), we've produced a video showing why "We Don't Care" whether there's scientific research that proves floss is a great tooth cleaning tool.
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You can find out more by visiting www.flossing.org.  We'll post more here as the big day approaches.
Happy Flossing!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Removing Plaque

There's a new toothpaste, Plaque HD, that stains your plaque & makes it more likely you'll brush till it's gone.
You know what removes the plaque a brush can't reach? - Our friend, Dental Floss!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

How to Dispose of Dental Floss?

Trash it, Don't Splash (flush) It!

https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/garbage_waste/recycling.aspx/zoo#!rc-cpage=127520

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Friday, September 9, 2016

Cam Newton Flossing!

Now millions of mothers will be heard saying to their sons (and daughters), "Maybe if you flossed more, you might be the MVP!"

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000697386/article/cam-newton-busts-out-the-sideline-floss-in-opener

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Monday, August 8, 2016

Lack of evidence for effectiveness is not proof of non-effectiveness...

Snopes.com commented on the flossing evidence story and here's the conclusion from the closing paragraph:
"However, the decision to drop flossing from list of federal guidelines came not because there was solid evidence that it was ineffective, but because there was a dearth of non-anecdotal evidence — due to the ethical and practical considerations inherent in conducting a broad and long-term study on the practice — that flossing effectively prevents tooth decay and gingivitis."  
http://www.snopes.com/2016/08/06/flossing-isnt-backed-by-science/

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Nuf said?

Dr. T has been asked to say more, and he did - to a reporter for Dr. Bicuspid (Yes, it exists.)

Flossing, like most of the cleaning we do in life, isn't being done only because of some long range health effects.  It's done because patients and professionals can see (and often smell) that flossing is cleaning away matter that is missed by brushing.
The fact that the dental profession has often suggested that interdental cleaning with floss has health effects that aren't proven is something that should be made clear.  But clarifying the lack of data for long term health effects of flossing doesn't really undermine the usefulness of floss as a cleaning tool.

Dr. T.