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BMJ Case Report Looks at Flossing and Joint Infection

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The case report “Streptococcus gordonii prosthetic joint infection in the setting of vigorous dental flossing” was published this month in the British Medical Journal. The report examines an incident of a 65-year old woman who developed sudden onset knee pain and swelling after her knee replacement five years prior. “She had voluntarily starting a vigorous dental flossing regimen prior to the onset of symptoms,” the authors reported. Read the abstract.

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