On to reality....Flossing is a helpful tool!
If flossing did not help our patients, we would not see the remarkable improvement in bleeding and soreness at our hygiene visits. If flossing did not help our patients, the very same people who complained of bad breath prior would still be embarrassed. If flossing did not help our patients, we would not see patients come back years later, with little to no decay in between their teeth. After all, the thought of incubating food and meat in between teeth at a lovely 98.6 degrees for days and weeks can make even the strongest of stomachs queasy.