Clinical Research: Flossing in children could reduce decay

A research published in 2006 found that professional flossing in children could reduce decay. The research included 6 trials with 808 subjects aged 4-13. The conclusion was that “Professional flossing in children with low fluoride exposures is highly effective in reducing interproximal caries risk”.

The research can be found on PubMed.

The research looked at professional flossing as opposed to self-flossing. Most of us self floss and don’t go to a professional to have our teeth flossed. Still the conclusion points to the importance not just of flossing daily but to starting young.

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