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Tossing Flossing?

By: Robert Shmerling, M.D., Faculty Editor, Harvard Health Publications The burning question in the news last week was this: should you bother flossing? The answer for decades has been ďof course.Ē And itís likely youíve heard something similar from your dentist. I know I have. But, while the importance of flossing may have been widely accepted, the evidence supporting it turns out to be surprisingly thin. At least thatís the conclusion of health experts…

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