- What is the benefit of flossing? Is it important to floss more than 3 times per day after meals?
- To my fellow cyclists: do you ride a bike as your primary mode of transportation? If so, how do you motivate yourself to take your bike when you know the route (either one way or both) will be particularly challenging?
- Do you use any other dental tools to complete your clean mouth routine?
- How does waterpik compare to regular flossing?
- How do you stop yourself from gagging while flossing?
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.
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!
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.
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.
- How do you floss if you have dental fillings and very small space between teeth?
- Which is better? Flossing before brushing or flossing after brushing?
- How often do you floss? If I have braces, does waterpik work or do I still need to floss?
- Should I start using Waterpik?
- I often forget to floss, and have been trying to keep my phone out of the bedroom. What are some thing you do that help you remember your evening routine?
- How do you remember to floss every day?
- How long should I spend for each tooth? And, how should I floss?
- My gums bleed when I floss. Why?
- Should I floss more than once a day?
- Does flossing really work?