A lot of our patients have been asking us about the recent article by the Associated Press that essentially states that flossing does not help your oral health. Plaque and food accumulated on teeth have been shown to cause cavities without a shadow of doubt. Flossing helps get rid of these deposits and will thereby reduce cavities. This has been difficult to prove with high quality studies due to the fact that many variables will have to be controlled with regard to diet, flossing technique, flossing frequency and brushing technique. However, we at Acharya Dental still continue to strongly recommend flossing for your gum and teeth health, because we see the benefits for ourselves and our patients everyday.