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Old 04-25-2015, 12:42 PM   #1
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How often do you floss your teeth?

I was recently at the dentist and, surprise, he says I should floss everyday. How often do you floss? I know I'm not alone.
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Old 04-25-2015, 12:46 PM   #2
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Daily. That includes a special "threader" that goes under a bridge. I brush twice daily with a Sonicare and use a WaterPik every night, too. I have a lot of expensive dental work.
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Couple of cavities between the teeth convinced me to floss every day.
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Every day, sometimes twice. Once you start it can become an obsession. I blame my dentist.
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When I was working I kept floss in my office desk and flossed when I was bored.

Now I keep it in my office desk at home and try to do it once a day.

I think I flossed more at work.
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I was surprised to be asked by some Brits what dental floss was. Is this an American thing?
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Never, and my teeth look and work as good as the day I bought them
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:21 PM   #8
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I don't use a thread floss but I switched from brushing twice daily with a manual toothbrush to a Sonicare and use WaterPik most nights. I really should get a shower unit so that I'll WaterPik daily. My dentist has seen marked improvement with my gums and teeth and now thinks I'm flossing daily and has said to continue doing that.
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I floss every day and a bit more.

The tooth with the implant, I floss that tooth after every meal as food tends to get trapped there. The rest, I floss every day.
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Old 04-25-2015, 01:40 PM   #10
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Never have been fan of flossing but dentist has been harping on me so I'm now up to 3 times/week. I make it a regular habit on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday nights. Unless they say my gums are getting worse I don't think I'll do more.
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I was surprised to be asked by some Brits what dental floss was. Is this an American thing?
No. I buy dental floss in England, and I floss more than once a day.


Unlike me DW has always been a daily flosser all her life, and in her 60th year still only has 1 filling.
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I floss like a madman. Nothing messes up a single man's life like bad breath, and good mouth hygiene including flossing is the key to good breath.

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I used to tell my patients to only floss the teeth they wanted to keep. there are so many products for flossing, waxed and unwaxed, superfloss, individual one-time use flossers, reach flossers for the back teeth, and water irrigating flossers. you can usually tell the flossers from the non-flossers.
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Couple of cavities between the teeth convinced me to floss every day.

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Daily, since my dental hygienist got on my case. I have a tendency to accumulate plaque so I now get my teeth cleaned every four months.
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I floss like a madman. Nothing messes up a single man's life like bad breath, and good mouth hygiene including flossing is the key to good breath.

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+1.... Probably 3-4 times a day... Funny but when I was in my 20s I tried it several times and quit as I found it was a waste of time. Nothing ever needed to be flossed. Now, that I am older there is always a nugget to dig out. I have all my teeth and hope to keep it that way. I dont do it now, but when I was a lot younger I could brush my teeth for 20 minutes while watching tv. Always with a hard brush; surprised I have any enamel left.


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I have flossed regularly for over 20 years. Hey, twice a year is regularly, right?
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At least daily, usually more often.
But some of my teeth have gaps between them large enough to trap food, especially meat, which I eat a lot of.

OTOH, DW has teeth that are very close together, so she doesn't have to floss as often.
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Our dentist says "just floss the ones you want to keep".
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No. I buy dental floss in England, and I floss more than once a day.


Unlike me DW has always been a daily flosser all her life, and in her 60th year still only has 1 filling.
You are destroying the cliché of bad teeth in the UK.
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