Listen to your dentist, not the news. After all, the lack of strong evidence does not mean that it is invalid.
For dentists and patients, lack of strong evidence does not equate to lack of effectiveness. As oral health doctors, dentists are most qualified to advise their patients because they know the oral health and medical history of each patient best.
Other official agencies related to dental protection in the United States have also emphasized the importance of using dental floss.
In fact, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services reiterated the importance of using dental floss to the American Dental Association on August 4, 2016. The specific views are as follows: “Dental flossing is an important oral hygiene practice. If dental plaque grows on the surface of the teeth and between the gaps between each other, it will develop into dental caries and gum disease.
Professional cleaning tools, toothbrushes, and tools for cleaning the gaps between teeth (dental floss, and other tools, such as interdental brushes) have shown their effect on preventing and removing dental plaque. The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the Department of Oral Health and Healthy Human 2020 of the U.S. Department of Health (CDC) can also find other relevant information and materials that emphasize and improve oral health. .
It is not important whether you use dental floss or not, it is important to do a correct and effective interdental cleaning.
Using dental floss or other interdental cleaning tools is just a personal preference. However, it is very important to understand how to use the right technology and which tools are effective. Dental patients need to communicate with their dentists to understand how to use interdental cleaning tools to ensure their effectiveness.
Insist on doing interdental cleaning once a day.
To maintain oral health, the American Dental Association continues to recommend: brush your teeth with fluoride toothpaste twice a day, use an interdental cleaning tool once a day, and visit your dentist regularly.
Yes, the source of the news this time is official media and official guidebooks; but around an astonishing (contrary to common sense) news, it is also necessary to verify the views of all parties, especially those from professional organizations in the field.