AP Report: Little Evidence that Flossing Works

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Since 1979, the federal government has recommended flossing daily to help prevent gum disease and cavities. But according to a new report by the Associated Press,  there's little scientific evidence to support that advice. We'll drill down into the data, and we want to hear from you: Will the news affect your oral hygiene routine?

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Jeff Donn, national writer, Associated Press

Paul Camargo, chair of periodontics, UCLA School of Dentistry