Posted by Leona Guillory on Aug 18, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on “Big Floss” Conspiracy and Questions About Flossing Effectivness
Recently (and it made big news) the federal government replied to the Associated Press that they have no real research on the effectiveness of flossing. This has led some to consider the practice a waste of time, ineffective or some kind of hoax. Is flossing really effective? According to an article on Snopes.com the conclusions drawn from this are misleading.
Apparently the government does not have evidence that flossing is effective, but it seems no real evidence was collected. And therein lies the rub. Just because the government has not conducted studies on flossing’s benefits (or lack thereof) doesn’t mean it isn’t effective.
According to the Snopes article, to conduct the trials necessary to determine the effectiveness of flossing would have been prohibitively costly, taking years to accomplish. Moreover, there may have been ethical issues involved, preventing a truly blind study. As they point out, could researchers really ask half the study group to not do something (use floss) that might actually be of benefit and put them at risk of gum disease or worse? Add to that variables like each individual’s ability to floss correctly.
Imagine two groups in a study. One does not floss at all, the other may contain persons who floss incorrectly or badly. How can the results be accurately compared or trusted?
Regardless of the government’s decision to remove flossing from current dietary guidelines, it would be hard to find a dentist who did not agree that flossing is a key tool in maintaining overall dental health.
It’s a well known fact that food particles left between teeth contribute to gingivitis and other periodontal problems. So why wouldn’t it be a good idea to use that tool that removes those particles?
In our opinion, such stories of flossing’s ineffectiveness are misleading and so much hype. This does seem to appear to be a case of making a mountain out of a mole hill at least as far as ratings go and not some vast conspiracy by “Big Floss” to maintain a bigger share of the dental products market.
In order to establish good dental habits, you have to learn how to protect your teeth properly. Here are all the things you should start doing, as well as those you should stop doing in order to protect your teeth. Do Not Chew Ice
Biting on ice can demolish your teeth. Solidified 3D squares can split, chip and even break your teeth. Ice harms the delicate tissue inside the tooth, which may bring about general toothaches. Sharp, snappy, throbbing dental torment can be brought on by nourishment which is either excessively chilly or excessively hot. Subsequently, biting on ice is everything except for safe, and you ought to maintain a strategic distance from it definitely. Stop Grinding Your Teeth
Bruxism, which is the restorative term for teeth crushing, can possibly wear out your teeth after some time. This propensity is brought on by resting propensities and anxiety. It is additionally a standout amongst the most troublesome dental propensities to control. In the event that you crush your teeth amid evening, maybe wearing a mouth watchman can help you to keep the harm you are bringing about to your teeth inadvertently. Amid the day, you ought to attempt to control your propensity for pounding your teeth intentionally. In some cases this propensity can bring about genuine tooth torment which can be decreased by staying away from hard sustenance amid the day. Learn How To Brush Your Teeth
On the off chance that you brush your teeth too vivaciously you may harm your gums. This can bring about your gums to make pockets, disintegrate, and conceivably you can even lose your teeth. Keeping in mind the end goal to keep this you ought to dependably brush your teeth legitimately, tenderly and altogether. Likewise, you ought to brush your teeth at any rate twice per day for no less than 2 minutes. Do Not Play With Piercings
On the off chance that you need to have a penetrating anyplace around your teeth, you ought to most likely reconsider, subsequent to a tongue puncturing can break a tooth and a lip puncturing can make harm the gums, by rubbing against them, which in the end may prompt tooth misfortune. Not just is having a puncturing in your mouth and on your lips awful for your teeth, however it can likewise prompt different diseases, since the mouth is loaded with microscopic organisms. Change Your Diet – AKA Stop Eating Sugar
Your affection for the sticky bears, and may cost you your wonderful grin of silvery white teeth. While all confections are terrible for your teeth, chewy candies are more awful than others because of the way that they adhere to your teeth. This implies your tooth polish is in contact with the sugar for a considerable length of time. You ought to dependably brush your teeth, or possibly bite on a sugarless gum in the wake of eating sticky bears. Then again surprisingly better, you ought to abstain from eating on sticky bears and sticky confections by and large!