(Closed) Do you floss?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: Do you floss?
    Always : (43 votes)
    41 %
    Sometimes : (39 votes)
    37 %
    Never : (7 votes)
    7 %
    only when something's caught in there! : (16 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    If not every day, every couple of days.

    Post # 4
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    820 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    My dentist tells me that flossing can save you something like 5 years of your life, bc it gets rid of so much bacteria. He swears to God it’s true. Not sure if I believe him, but for something that takes aout 2 minutes a day to do, why not?!

    When I started dating my fi, I never, ever, ever, EVER flossed… but he flosses every single day, so I picked up the habit. Like other habits, it just took a few weeks-months until it was a habit of mine as well. It got to the point where I felt weird if I went to bed without flossing. 

    I picked up the habit for about 4 years but for some reason I’ve faltered a bit in the past few months and don’t floss every single night like I used to. This post just reminded me to make it a point to start again!  Thanks!

    Post # 5
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    2765 posts
    Sugar bee

    Flossing can save 5 years of life??!  I guess maybe if it prevents your teeth from falling out… otherwise, please tell your dentist that Mr. Bee doesn’t believe him!

    Post # 6
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    1156 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

    gum disease can also cause low birthweight in babies!  it’s very important to have healthy teeth!

    Post # 8
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    5398 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Yeah, dental health has a HUGE impact on your overall health.  Even still, I’m horrible with flossing.  I get these random times when I feel like doing it, but overall I’m really bad and mostly do it close to when I have dentist appts…as if they can’t tell, haha!

    Post # 9
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    65 posts
    Worker bee

    I only started flossing regularly a few years ago, and now I am motivated by all the health benefits that dentists say it has. I heard once, "Only floss the teeth you want to keep." It was hard to get it into my usual schedule, but now I just naturally reach for the floss after I put down my toothbrush!

    Post # 10
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    363 posts
    Helper bee

    I try to floss every couple of days. Especially since my orthodontist was so kind to put a permament retainer on the backside of my lower teeth. It’s a pain in the butt but I have to use super floss to get in between the retainer and teeth otherwise I would  have out of control tartar buildup. Also my brother is now my dentist and I don’t want to go see him with skanky teeth or tons of tiny cavities where my teeth meet. Him not being able to lecture me is motivation enough to keep em squeeky clean!

    Post # 11
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    756 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I actually love to floss, because I had braces on my teeth for three years in high school, during which time I couldn’t floss very easily.  When the braces came off, I was amazed by how good flossing felt!  I don’t do it every day, but I do every few days.

    Post # 12
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    2640 posts
    Sugar bee

    And may I recommend satin floss.  It’s great.

    Post # 13
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    153 posts
    Blushing bee

    I have to floss.  Like ChaiAnkh99, I used to have braces, and flossing was a pain.  I really like the feeling of getting in between the teeth to clean.  I do it every night, even if I’m exhausted.  It’s nice to know that there are other health benefits to flossing!

    Post # 14
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    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Ummm yeah I floss every night before I go to bed no matter what.  I see how bad my parents teeth are from not taking care of them and I try to take extra care fo them.  Also I have a problem with tartar building up really quickly and flossing every night helps that a lot.  Plus if you don’t floss every day it give you really bad breath, who wants rotten food in their mouth????  The motivator for me is that I want to keep all my own teeth for as long as I can, and I hate bad breath so its a no brainer to floss.  And I haven’t had a cavity since I was a young teenager.  Fiance just had to have a root canal on the back of one of his teeth and I had to lecture him that flossing would have eliminated the cavity if he just brushed and flossed his teeth at night instead of during the day when he takes a shower after work.  I dunno what it is with men brushing their teeth in the shower – I have a couple guy friends who do that and it seems totally bizarre to me. 

    Post # 15
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    3979 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I floss religiously. After everytime I eat… I hate the feeling of unclean teeth!  The only downside to flossing often is that you have to keep it up all the time or else you’ll start to develop cavities between your teeth.

    I’ll second the satin floss. It glides better & is much easier on your gums!

     

    Post # 16
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    177 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I floss every day and use the Reach Access Daily Flosser.  It makes reaching the back teeth so much easier and has made me go from flossing occasionally to every day.

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