There's been quite the bombshell in the dental world this week - the American government has downgraded the importance of flossing based on the findings of a number of different medical studies.
So while American dentists will no longer be obligated to vouch for the importance of flossing, what about their Canadian counterparts?
The Canadian Dental Association does not agree with the findings and still emphasizes the need for all patients to keep flossing. They believe that it remains one of the most effective ways to reach plaque, bacteria, and food that's hidden between the teeth that a toothbrush simply cannot reach.
There is a method to flossing that must be followed for maximum health benefits and gingivitis prevention. At Archer Dental, we believe that everyone should be flossing in a C shaped motion in order to truly clean the spaces between the teeth. We believe that regular flossing does make a profound difference in a patient's overall oral health and helps prevent dental diseases down the road.
Click here to watch Dr. Archer's interview with CTV News Channel.
ETA (as of August 4th 2016): Here's a link to Dr. Archer's interview with Global News regarding the importance of continued flossing.