You’ll soon be able to stop lying to your dentist about how often you floss, because apparently flossing is another one of those health myths based more on "uhhhh, this sounds kinda right?" than actual fact. Like antibacterial soap and cow’s milk, flossing is one big elaborate ruse from The Man to coerce you into spending your hard-earned money. In this case, $1.99 on a pack roughly once every three years. This is according to the Associated Press, not old Bleeding Gums Murphy.
The AP went full Woodward and Bernstein on Big Floss since they noticed flossing wasn't part of the 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. They asked the departments of Health and Human Services and Agriculture why, and got no response. SHADY. Flossing had been a government recommendation since 1979, then mysteriously disappeared... which tipped off the Associated Press to the seedy underbelly of the floss industry.
So they went digging, looking at 25 studies on flossing over the last decade. What did they find? The "missing" girl had disguised herself as the kindly old amusement park owner. Oh, wait, different investigation. They found: “The evidence for flossing is ‘weak, very unreliable,’ of ‘very low’ quality, and carries ‘a moderate to large potential for bias.’” Almost as salacious! Those are fightin’ words, considering the American Dental Association claims, "Cleaning between teeth is essential to your daily oral hygiene routine." Lies!