Well… I’ve sleepily accepted everything that dentist has thrown at me over the years… fillings, tooth removal, a root canal, X-rays, scraping, drilling, polishing, extortionate fees… but today she did something that nearly caused me to run screaming from the chair.
She flossed my teeth.
I was hoping to find something online that indicates flossing is bad for you, but I can’t find anything. It appears to be a worldwide religion (which struck me as strange, as most issues have ‘fors’ and ‘againsts’). In amongst all the usual sensible advice, I’ve read some odder claims (perhaps it’s the ministry of misinformation at work again); for example, that the real purpose of flossing is to harden one’s gums against disease; and that they haven’t proven that flossing is so necessary, because it would be unethical to ask one group to not floss. (I would like to believe that, but that’s taking me too far into the twilight zone). Also the claim that even if flossing hurts our gums, we must ignore it and press on…
I don’t know. All I know is that if dentist does it again, I’ll pull the roof down.