When you come across an article with this title—“Flossing your teeth can be a waste of time - and do more HARM than good, leading dental expert claims”—you just have to read it. So I did, in the UK’s Daily Mail, the conservative tabloid daily with questionable editorial integrity. But considering the source, the actual point of the article turned out to be (my words): Flossing can be a waste of time or harmful IF YOU DON’T DO IT PROPERLY.
And helpfully, the online version includes this lovely little how-to video:
I wish I would have seen this years ago. I am a faithful and regular flosser (really, no lie), but I fear my technique has been less than stellar. Now I know. Could any of your patients benefit from this??