I really like the Listerine Ultraclean flossers. They’re only $2 st Walmart and look like a rake, with the head being a bow of thin floss. Because it’s as long as a toothbrush, it’s easy to get between all the back teeth—something the shorter 2.5 inch flossers don’t do. They usually hit the side of your mouth trying to get the molars clean.
So if you don’t want to deal with tourniqueting your fingertips, getting spit all over your hands, or ripping floss in between your teeth, that’s my recommendation.
Another is to not wait till the end of the day. Like exercise you can floss anytime, so mix it up. Do it after lunch when you’re less likely to skip it. Flossing even once a day is more than a majority of people do on a regular basis. Weird when you know that 7 out of 8 cavities on adult teeth start in between teeth.
Plus, I keep a flossers in my car and do it at red lights. You’re always bound to hit one. Probably gross for anyone staring at me. But it’s like that saying goes:
In my 20’s I worried about what other people thought. In my 30’s and 40’s I didn’t care what people thought of me. In my 50’s I realized no one had been thinking about me at all.
I bough a bag of those little plastic sticks with floss at one end and the equivalent of a toothpick at the other. These were easy to use and didn’t bother my healing finger.
I chose to stick with them after the finger healed because they work better. The pointy end gets bigger things stuck between my teeth which I used to have to floss and floss to get out. The floss deals with what it should. And I have no purple fingers. Yay!!!
2. Keep it at a place that's easily visible!
3. As soon as you see the notification, just do it! Don't delay or snooze!
When it comes to flossing in the evening, I view it as a ritual to unwind my brain and let thoughts fly freely while I’m mindlessly brushing and flossing my teeth. And these mindless actions help me to let go of day troubles, say goodnight to them and just relax.
2. Set floss as a reminder in fabulous
3. Only add flaws after you are in the habit of completing your golden triangle – Doing so will increase your motivation to take that final step to complete the triangle by flossing.
- What floss techniques and tools do you use?
- Anyone noticing improvement with how their teeth feel?
- What time of the day is best for flossing?
- How often do you floss?
- Are floss picks better than the floss alone?
- Do you floss once or twice a day? 🙂
- Is there any eco friendly floss?
- What do you use to floss? I feel like floss strings always slip through my hands and toothpicks are too big.
- When you floss do you need a distraction? Ex. Watching tv or playing music?
- What keeps you from flossing?