Only about 12% of Americans floss. Hard to believe? Not so much. It’s boring. But if you want to keep your own teeth instead of dental implants, crowns or bridge work, then it is absolutely essential.
Flossing with twigs has been around since prehistoric times. But it was in 1815: American dentist, Dr. Levi Spear Parmly who introduced the idea of using waxed silken thread as floss. Too bad he wasn’t able to share it with his contemporary George Washington. Would have prevented those horrible and carved wooden dentures. If only we had a time machine to go back and provide President Washington some implants to hold his dentures, then we would be able to smile on the One Dollar bill.
Or better yet, teach him to floss…
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