Everyone recommends flossing – but there's hardly any proof it works
"'It’s low risk, low cost,' he said. 'We know there’s a possibility that it works, so we feel comfortable telling people to go ahead and do it.'"
Wow, that's it, flossing could possibly work, so it is recommended.
As the science we have long believed in slowly falls apart we are left with difficult choices. This one is pretty easy all things considered, but others like mammography are not. It would be quite nice about now if scientists would pull up short, take inventory, and pressure out the chuckleheads creating the faux science. But this appears a bridge too far, at least for now.