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Floss - We still recommend you floss every dayYou are probably aware that last week the latest dietary guidelines issued by the Departments of Agriculture and Health and Human Services quietly and without notice dropped any mention of flossing. At the same time, The Associated Press reported that officials had never researched the effectiveness of regular flossing, as required, before cajoling Americans to do it.

Chances are you don’t read anything printed by the Department of Agriculture, but you may watch The Today Show and all of the other “light news” outlets that seem to delight in reporting the story. After all – everyone would prefer to not have to floss anyways.

This is just what I need – one more reason to get people not to floss!

A close look shows they are not saying flossing is not effective; just that there have never been any really good studies on the subject. But although this is anecdotal – as dental professionals we see first-hand the benefits of flossing every single day!

Every day in this office we see that flossing does a great job in helping to prevent gum disease, and gum disease is the number one cause of tooth loss in adults. There is no question that flossing removes plaque and debris lodged between your teeth, and that is certainly good for your overall health.

It's kind of like showering every day. There may not be any great studies showing that it's good for you, but it should be part of your hygiene routine – and flossing should too! All of us do it, and we still highly recommend that you do too!  As our neighboring Periodontist used to say, "Floss the ones you want to keep".

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I have been a patient of Dr. Miller for 20 years now. I would highly recommend Dr. Greene and Dr. Miller's office to anyone that's in need of a dental office. Whether I'm getting my teeth cleaned or a tooth fixed I feel I have had very good service with little discomfort. The staff is friendly and efficient and always make me feel at ease. So if you need a new dentist give them a call.

L.B. - May 1, 2013

Greene & Miller Dentistry

Fayetteville Square
507 East Genesee Street
Fayetteville, New York   13066
(315) 637-4616

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