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April 1, 2020 News News

Waterpik® Water Flossers Significantly Improve Oral Health When Used with Oscillating Electric Toothbrush

by Waterpik

New Study Proves That Brushing Alone Is Not Enough in Reducing Clinical Signs of Inflammation and Plaque Waterpik®, the number one Water Flosser brand, recently evaluated the efficacy of a water flosser in addition to an oscillating power toothbrush, in

January 13, 2020 News News

A Toronto Tesla Driver Was Charged With Careless Driving After Using Autopilot to Floss

by Narcity

One Toronto driver was living in the future this week after they were caught driving down a highway in autopilot. However, the OPP have charged the driver with careless driving after they were discovered to be flossing their teeth with both hands

August 20, 2019 News News

People Have No Time For Flossing, A New Survey Reveals

by DentaVox

For a lot of people to make flossing a habit that will stick for good might feel like a New Year resolution that starts with good intentions but fades away quickly. DentaVox survey on flossing habits revealed that this is

January 21, 2019 News News

ADA Statement on Study Involving Dental Floss

by American Dental Association

Recent, wide-spread news coverage based upon a recent research study may raise unwarranted concern about the safety of certain types of dental floss. The ADA Science Institute finds the data insufficient to support the conclusions presented in this research and

January 9, 2019 News News

Dental Flossing, Other Behaviors Linked with Higher Levels of PFAS in Body

by Silent Spring Institute, EurekAlert!

A new study suggests certain types of consumer behaviors, including flossing, contribute to elevated levels in the body of toxic PFAS chemicals. PFAS are water- and grease-proof substances that have been linked with numerous health problems. The findings provide new

July 25, 2018 News News

Parents Confess Flossing Is Most Challenging Thing To Get Child To Do

by Delta Dental Plans Association

Parenting can sometimes feel like an uphill marathon, particularly when it comes to enforcing proper oral care habits with your child. According to a recent national survey from Delta Dental, parents are more likely to say getting their child to

January 11, 2017 News BlogsDental HygieneOral Health

Floss vs Interdental Brushes: Who Wins?

by Adrianne Gervais, RDH (Oral Science)

Today, I would like to share my thoughts on the ongoing debate between dental floss and interdental brushes, and what we should be recommending to our patients to enhance their oral health. I will begin by sharing a few recent

October 18, 2016 Feature Dental CareDental HygieneEditorialPeriodontics

The (Best Available) Evidence-Based Dentistry – “Go ahead, make my day and don’t floss!”

by Dr. Peter Birek

Well, it’s more accurate to say that an investigative journalist from Associated Press (AP) looked at the evidence about the effectiveness of flossing, and came to the conclusion that flossing does not help humanity. Since then, every patient and their

October 3, 2016 News Dental HygieneNewsOral HealthPublic Health

American Dental Hygienists’ Association Celebrates National Dental Hygiene Month

by Newswise

The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) and the Wrigley Oral Health Care Program (WOHP) are proudly partnering for the seventh straight year to celebrate the work dental hygienists do and provide them with a wide range of oral health resources

August 16, 2016 News Dental CareDentistryNewsOral HealthPublic Health

Flossing Is Now Debatable Due To Allergic Reactions In Patients

by Josh Crabb, CTV News Winnipeg

Dentists have long taught people the benefits of flossing as part of good oral health. A new made in Manitoba study put the practice under the microscope and the results are surprising. Dentists actually asked some of their patients to

August 11, 2016 Product Spotlight

Curaden Promotes Interdental Brushes Amid Flossing Debate

by Oral Health

A report by American news agency the Associated Press has found that no scientific evidence has proven the effectiveness of flossing. The US Department of Health and Human Services and Department of Agriculture have removed their recommendation to use dental floss from their

August 9, 2016 Product Spotlight

Waterpik Flossing Debate: To Floss Or Not To Floss?

by Oral Health

Waterpik®, a leader in innovative personal oral health care products for over 50 years, wants Americans to understand that the AP’s announcement this week that there is very little scientific evidence that flossing daily prevents periodontal disease and interproximal caries,

August 3, 2016 News AnnouncementDental CareGeneral PracticeNewsPublic Health

Don’t Tell Your Patients To Stop Flossing Yet, CDA Says

by Sheryl Ubelacker, CTV News Kitchener

There may be sparse evidence in the medical literature that flossing helps prevent cavities and gum disease, but the Canadian Dental Association says that, for dentists, the proof is in a patient’s mouth. The Associated Press looked at the most

April 9, 2011 News Dental Hygiene

Philips Sonicare AirFloss – eat spinach salad in public w/o fear

by ken

From Dental Health Hub Imaging  Philips, a leading provider of innovative medical devices, has recently introduced its Philips Sonicare AirFloss. The new innovation was revealed at the IDS (International Dental Supply) tradeshow 2011, which took place earlier this month. While the event took