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Dental Floss Factoids

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Ming at Spok - Spok headquarter s asked about the history of dental floss.

Levi Spear Parmly (what a name) sang the virtues of silk floss in 1815. He was a dentist from New Orleans and is credited with the invention. He must have always had crayfish or red beans and rice stuck in his chompers:)

Yikes! According to the American Dental Association only about 12 percent of Americans floss daily, 39 percent floss less than daily, and 49 percent do not floss at all.

Confession: I neeeever floss. Don't tell my Mom!

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