Committing to a decision because I know in the long run it’s good for me. Acknowledging that some days/moments may be hard, but that the discomfort/uneasiness is only temporary. That it’s worth it if it’s good for me.
- Flossing is such a chore to me. How can I change my thoughts towards doing it?
- How do you floss in between really crowded or mis-shaped teeth?
- Do you floss before or after you brush?
- 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?
- My gums bleed when I floss. Why?
With true addictions, it requires support from other people. Be sure the people around you have your best interests at heart. Explore therapy if that is a viable option for you.
Ask yourself “Is doing this behavior going to make me feel good in the long term?” If the answer is no, redirect yourself to do something else/better.
First identify the behaviors and precipitation triggers . Have a plan for alternative behaviors .If you fail limit the failure to one day
- Is it really helpful to have the floss habit?
- What are the benefits of flossing? But I mean, visible ones. I’ve not been flossing for more then 10 years and nothing happened.
- Do you have a travel floss?
- Does having a scented floss actually do anything?
- What flossing tools can I use to keep from damaging my gums? Mint dental floss sticks between my teeth and is hard to use. Any suggestions for good alternative ways to floss?
- Are you supposed to floss after every meal? How do you do that if you aren’t home?
- How to I get in to the habit of flossing again?
- Do you think flossing is important? If you don’t or do, why so?
- It doesn’t hurt your teeth to floss more than once a day, right?
- Do you recommend any particular type of floss for teeth with wide gaps between them?