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You may be used to hearing about the dental health benefits of flossing every day, but how can you be sure that your dental hygiene routine is really making a difference?
A 2007 twin study published in the Journal of Periodontology provides evidence that flossing really does improve dental health.
Fifty-one sets of twins were given a dental health routine to follow over the course of the two-week study. One half was told to brush twice a day, while the other was instructed to brush twice a day and floss on a daily basis.
According to the findings, the second group reduced their initial level of gingival bleeding by 38 percent, compared with those in the first group.
Commenting on the research, Dr Walter A. Bretz of New York University College of Dentistry said that gingival bleeding - along with bad breath - may be indicators of gum disease.
"A good way to prevent periodontal disease and tooth decay is through at-home oral hygiene care and routine dental visits," he explained.
Approximately 30 percent of the population could be genetically predisposed to developing gum disease, according to the American Academy of Periodontology.
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