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We all know that we are supposed to floss everyday. But how many of us actually do? The first nationally representative analysis says that about 30% of the population flosses every day. About 32% of people say they never floss and about 37% of people report less than daily flossing.
Flossing removes food and plaque between teeth that toothbrushes cannot get to. Without removal, these entrapments harbor bacteria that cause inflammation.
Interestingly, the study found that males (39%) were more likely to report never flossing than females (27%). Younger people tend to floss more than older people.
Source: US News & World Report