New study: Americans are not flossing enough

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A recent study of American adults showed that nearly a third do not floss their teeth.

The study looked at self-reports of more than 9,000 adults on the number of days they had flossed the week before.

In addition to 32.4% who never flossed, another 37.3% failed to floss daily.
The study found that failure to floss was higher in men, older adults, and African American and Hispanic adults.

Low-income participants were also less likely to floss, according to the study.

The study's author says the results show a need for stronger patient education on dental hygiene.

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