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Does Your Dental Floss Contain Toxic Nonstick Coating?

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  • Although it has not been well studied, flossing has been a basic tenet of developing healthy gums and reducing the potential for periodontal disease
  • While the development of nonstick material has made flossing easier, it increases your exposure to toxic chemicals
  • To avoid unnecessary toxic exposure, confirm your favorite floss is free of toxic chemicals, switch brands or use a water flosser that directs a pulsating stream of water to remove debris from between your teeth

By Dr. Mercola

Flossing your teeth is one of the basic tenets of maintaining healthy gums and reducing your potential for periodontal disease. And, your dental health is foundational to your overall health. Your oral health is a frequently underappreciated and misunderstood aspect of your daily care that may have a significant impact on your overall health.

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