Is it really true that you never need to floss again?

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Read the AP article that everyone is talking about.

Read the systematic review that no one is talking about.

 

—- UPDATE —-

Yet more strands!

If you want to know more about what we knew about flossing, you can check out our interview with Joana Cunha-Cruz (one of the authors of a paper in the AP story) about her study examining the efficacy of flossing here:

As promised, flossing report LINKS!

Here are links to the studies we looked at while building our episode.

http://www.nature.com/ebd/journal/v7/n3/full/6400425a.html

http://www.cochrane.org/CD008829/ORAL_flossing-to-reduce-gum-disease-and-tooth-decay#sthash.NDg6RK7U.dpuf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18672987     

Links to the AP’s studies, some of which we also looked at, in particular the one that Joana worked on which is at the top.

http://jdr.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/85/4/298

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19138178

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22161438

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25581718

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/jcpe.12366/pdf

 

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