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Academy of General Dentistry
211 East Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-4300
Web: www.agd.org

Academy of Laser Dentistry
P.O. Box 8667
Coral Springs, FL 33075
(954) 346-3776
Fax: (954) 757-2598
E-mail: MemberServices@LaserDentistry.org
Web: www.laserdentistry.org

American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
2810 Walton Commons West, Suite 200
Madison, WI 53718
(800) 543-9220 or (608) 222-8583
Web: www.aacd.com

American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
516 W. Pipeline Road
Hurst, TX 76053
(800) 322-8651 
E-mail: central@aacfp.org
Web: www.aacfp.org

American Academy of Implant Dentistry
211 E. Chicago Avenue
Suite 750
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 335-1550
Fax: (312) 335-9090
E-mail: aaid@aaid-implant.org
Web: www.aaid-implant.org

American Academy of Maxillofacial Prosthetics
MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX 77030
(713) 792-6917
Fax: (713) 794-4662
E-mail: mchamber@mdanderson.org
Web: www.maxillofacialprosth.org

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American Academy of Oral Medicine
23607 Hwy 99, Suite 2C
Edmonds, WA 98020
Phone (425) 778-6162
Fax (425) 771-9588
E-mail:info@aaom.com
Web: www.aaom.com

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
1650 Diagonal Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 836-4444
Web: www.entnet.org

American Academy of Pain Management
975 Morning Star Drive, Suite A
Sonora, CA 95370
(209) 533-9744
Fax: (209) 533-9750
Email aapm@aapainmanage.org
Web: www.aapainmanage.org

American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
211 East Chicago Avenue, #700
Chicago, IL 60611-2663
(312) 337-2169
Fax: (312) 337-6329
Web: www.aapd.org

American Academy of Periodontology
737 N. Michigan Ave. Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 787-5518
Web: www.perio.org

American Association of Endodontists
211 E. Chicago Ave., Suite 1100
Chicago, IL 60611-2691
(800) 872-3636 or (312) 266-7255
Faxes: (866) 451-9020 or (312) 266-9867
E-mail: info@aae.org
Web: www.aae.org

American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
9700 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Rosemount, IL 60018-5701
(847) 678-6200
Web: www.aaoms.org
 

American Association of Orthodontists
401 North Lindbergh Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63141-7816
(800) 424-2841
Fax: (314) 997-1745
E-mail: info@aaortho.org
Web: www.aaomembers.org

American Cancer Society
2200 Lake Blvd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-5310
(800) ACS-2345
Web: www.cancer.org
 

American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association/Cleft Palate Foundation
1504 East Franklin Street, Suite 102
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
(919) 933-9044 or (800) 242-5338
E-mail: info@cleftline.org or info@cleftpalate-craniofacial.org
Web: www.acpa-cpf.org or www.cleftline.org
 

American College of Prosthodontists (ACP)
211 East Chicago Ave., Suite 1000
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 573-1260
Fax: (312) 573-1257
Web: www.prosthodontics.org

American Dental Association
211 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
(312) 440-2500
Fax: (312) 440-7494
Web: www.ada.org

 

WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Elverne M Tonn, DDS on June 03, 2012

How Do I Measure Up? Get the Facts Fast!

Number of Days Per Week I Floss

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Only 18.5% of Americans never floss. You are missing out on a simple way to make a big difference in the health of your mouth. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Floss removes food trapped between the teeth and removes the film of bacteria that forms there before it turns to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Try flossing just one tooth to get started.

You are one of 31% of Americans who don't floss daily. You are missing out on a simple way to make a big difference in the health of your mouth. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Aim for 3 more days!

You are one of 31% of Americans who don't floss daily, but you're well on your way to making a positive impact on your teeth and gums. Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Aim for all 7 days!

Only 50.5% of Americans floss daily, and good for you that you are one of them! Regardless of how well you brush, plaque still forms between your teeth and along your gums. Toothbrush bristles alone cannot clean effectively between these tight spaces. Flossing removes up to 80% of the film that hardens to plaque, which can cause inflamed gums (gingivitis), cavities, and tooth loss. Congratulations on your good oral health habit!

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American Dental Association, Healthy People 2010

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