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    There’s Hope for Floss Haters

    It’s no secret many people hate flossing with a passion. In fact, it’s so disliked in the United States that studies have been done to determine just how much we hate flossing. A national survey from the American Academy of Periodontology found that one-third of Americans would rather do unpleasant activities like cleaning house than simply floss their teeth. A surprising 14 percent of respondents said they would even rather clean a toilet than floss their teeth every day. Not only do we seem to hate flossing, but we also lie about it - 27 percent of survey participants admitted to lying to their dentist about how often they floss. The problem with this, of course, is that we can tell when you’re lying, because not flossing leads to food particles getting stuck between teeth, which can even turn into gum disease if left long enough. It also leads to bad...
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