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Shouldn’t Our Schools At Least be as Logical as Dental Floss?

on August 25, 2016

Forget about dental flossing. No scientific evidence to back it up.

As Steven says, wouldn’t it be great if the federal and state governments which are so gung-ho about the standardized tests, the Common Core initiative, “school choice” (and taking funding from public schools to give to the charter schools), and on and on and on, relied on actual scientific data, as opposed to what the US Department of Education and the billionaires pushing all this crap want?

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 Girl-flossing1

All my life I assumed flossing was essential to dental health.

It was safe, it was sound, it was normal.

Every day after brushing, I would stand before the bathroom mirror and carefully thread a mint-flavored filament through my teeth – like a chump.

And when I got to the dentist, I’d comfort myself that I had done the best I could to prevent cavities.

The hygienist would remove plaque and germs while scraping and sawing at my teeth with a specialized hook, and all the while I’d think, “At least I flossed every day!”

Yet now the federal government tells us that flossing is ineffective at best!

What!? After all these years!?

It turns out, there just is no evidence that flossing actually helps – never has been. So this summer for the first time in decades the good folks who compile federal dietary guidelines decided not…

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