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Flossing your teeth is a waste of time—instead, use small inter-dental brushes, says the US health department. Despite being told for years to regularly floss, it does nothing for the health of our teeth and gums.
There's no evidence that putting fluoride in the public water supply-as happens across the US and in some counties in the UK-prevents tooth decay in children, an independent report has concluded
Toothpaste that includes coconut oil kills most of the bacteria found inthe mouth, especially if the oil has added enzymes