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Reader Opinion: Floss your teeth

Recent articles have questioned the value of flossing your teeth to prevent cavities, gingivitis, or periodontal disease because of a lack of scientific studies.

Recent articles have questioned the value of flossing your teeth to prevent cavities, gingivitis, or periodontal disease because of a lack of scientific studies.

The American Dental Association recommends on its website, "Flossing is an essential part of taking care of your teeth and gums." As a retired dentist, age 93, my common sense advice for good oral hygiene habits is to brush and floss after eating. I will be going for my six-month checkup and cleaning with a floss pick in my pocket.

Robert O. Uppgaard, DDS

Pequot Lakes

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