(Closed) NWR How Often Do You Floss??

posted 8 years ago in Wellness
  • poll: How often do you floss your teeth?
    More than once a day : (7 votes)
    6 %
    Once a day : (46 votes)
    41 %
    A few times a week : (21 votes)
    19 %
    A few times a month : (13 votes)
    12 %
    A few times a year : (19 votes)
    17 %
    I never floss : (7 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Not nearly as often as I should!  I still have a retaining bar behind my lower teeth left over from having braces that I need to get removed.  I actually noticed the other day my teeth need some love and getting that out of the way would make it MUCH easier. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    After my last, super evil between-the-teeth cavity, I started flossing every single stinkin’ day with flouride. I hate it, it’s annoying, but you know what? Stuff comes out of my teeth EVERY TIME. And then I think about bacteria festering there….and it totally grosses me out, so I keep doing it.

    Coincidentally enough, I’m going to the dentist for a cleaning today!

    March must be dentist month =]

    Post # 6
    Member
    979 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I actually floss twice per day.  I didn’t used to but my Fiance has for a really long time and I guess I picked up the habit!  I used to have a hard time flossing until they came out with those daily flosser things that are like floss on a toothbrush.  They are amazing! and make flossing so much easier for me. 

    Post # 7
    Member
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I voted every day. Whenever I’m tired or inclined to shortcut my evening routine I remember what a dental hygenist once told me: “You don’t have to floss all of your teeth. Just the ones you want to keep.”

    As it turns out, flossing and brushing are actually the best things you can do for your heart health.

    Caitlanc – I had the retainer on my lower teeth, too. For almost 20 years, actually. I had it removed recently and my teeth started shifting. Now I’m trying to figure out whether to get a removable retainer which I’d have to wear nightly. My advice would be to leave yours in unless it is really bothering you.

     

    Post # 8
    Member
    2007 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    @bestforlast – After 20 years?!  That sucks!  I wondered about that.  I’m not sure how prone to shifting they would be.  It doesn’t really bother me most of the time but even when I’ve tried flossing them I haven’t had much success.  I guess I should probably go find those little blue help-you-floss-when-you-have-braces things…

    Post # 9
    Member
    2004 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2008

    Daily flossing is my perpetual New Year’s resolution. I tend to do it for awhile but then fall out of the habit. But my gums are not the best so I need to get on the bandwagon! I went to the dentist last week and have attacked flossing with renewed fervor!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1313 posts
    Bumble bee

    I went to the dentist today too! Weird.

    I have terrible teeth (2 root canals, 3 crowns, too many cavities, just 23 yrs old and I SWEAR I take care of them!). Anywho, flossing feels sooooo good and clean. And I agree, icky stuff comes out every time, so I imagine what it would be like if I let it go for a month or however long… 🙁

    No fun, but totally worth it. JUST DO IT!! hehe

    Post # 11
    Hostess
    18643 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Every day.  I really don’t like all the icky stuff that builds up between my teeth when I don’t.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2208 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I used to floss really, really rarely. So I went and got those floss sticks, kind of a pick on one end, and a length of floss held taught on the other. That has made a big difference, because it is there and so convenient. So I’ve gone from almost never to a few times a week.

    Post # 13
    Member
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Twice a day. I went through too much suffering (and my parent’s wallet, ha) during my childhood because of crooked teeth to let them rot now. 🙂

    Post # 14
    Member
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    As a former orthodontal assistant, I definitely floss every day. After looking at so many mouths, it is immediately evident who does and who does not. Sometimes when I meet people I have to stop looking at their mouths because I can tell by their inflamed gums or the yuck between their teeth that they don’t. Plus it gives people bad breath.

    Yay to everyone who flosses…or plans to start!

    Post # 15
    Member
    5154 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I floss everyday but I use those flosser sticks…without those I am sure I’d do it way less :X I had sticking my hand way back in my mouth…yuckers!

     

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    Post # 16
    Member
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    every night!  I didn’t used to, but had a couple cavities so i’ve been doing it regularly for the past couple years now.  I also have a permanent retainer on the lower half of my teeth but I just have to thread the floss through it.  They make some pretty nifty flosses now a days specifically for those with the permanent retainer!

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