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#17.5 Untangling Flossgate 2016

August 5, 2016

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Show Notes

Is it really true that you never need to floss again?

The Facts 

Surprisingly Awesome’s theme music is “How We Do” by Nicholas Britell. Our ad music is by Build Buildings. Andrew Dunn and Austin Thompson mixed this episode. This episode was edited by Annie-Rose Strasser and produced by Rachel Ward and Christine Driscoll.


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Read the AP article that everyone is talking about.

Read the systematic review that no one is talking about.


---- UPDATE ----

Yet more strands!

If you want to know more about what we knew about flossing, you can check out our interview with Joana Cunha-Cruz (one of the authors of a paper in the AP story) about her study examining the efficacy of flossing here:

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As promised, flossing report LINKS!

Here are links to the studies we looked at while building our episode.     

Links to the AP’s studies, some of which we also looked at, in particular the one that Joana worked on which is at the top.