Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 10-27-2008, 09:27 PM   #21
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 346
Thanks Sarah

I remember looking at the directions on how to floss and it said to use like 18 inches of floss....I could never use that little!

There is about 30 spaces between all of my teeth and I do each side so it's like 60 separate flossing surfaces. If I use an inch of floss for each it's about 60 inches. I double it over for some teeth.

I take the dispenser and pull off about a foot and do that five times and cut it off.

And yeah I'm probably pretty much a nut about it but once I felt how clean my teeth teeth got I never skipped a day.

You would be surprised at how many people do not floss...some people do not even brush their teeth!

Jim
__________________

__________________
summer2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 10-27-2008, 09:45 PM   #22
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
calmloki's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Independence
Posts: 5,460
Quote:
Originally Posted by summer2007 View Post

..I read somewhere that people that floss daily live on average an extra 2 years or something like that.

Jim
Nah. Their lives just seem longer. Glide fan here, rinse & reuse, rinse & reuse till it shreds - which takes forever!
__________________

__________________
calmloki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 09:48 PM   #23
Moderator Emeritus
CuppaJoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: At The Cafe
Posts: 6,866
Quote:
Originally Posted by calmloki View Post
Nah. Their lives just seem longer. Glide fan here, rinse & reuse, rinse & reuse till it shreds - which takes forever!
Hey, Calmloki, do you toss a dryer sheet in with the rinse cycle?
__________________
CuppaJoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 10:03 PM   #24
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Wow, I never knew floss could be so interesting.
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 11:01 PM   #25
gone traveling
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,864
[quote=summer2007;738065]

I should also mention that I use 5 feet of floss at a time....../quote]

You must be standing on one end while flossing?
__________________
Westernskies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 11:40 PM   #26
Recycles dryer sheets
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 346
Westernskies

I sit down when I floss...it takes too long to stand.

I'm over 6 feet tall but you got me wondering if it would hit the ground now.

Jim
__________________
summer2007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-27-2008, 11:50 PM   #27
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 12:02 AM   #28
gone traveling
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 3,864
Quote:
Originally Posted by bbbamI View Post
There you go again....
__________________
Westernskies is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2008, 12:13 AM   #29
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
bbbamI's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Dallas 'burb
Posts: 9,039
Quote:
Originally Posted by Westernskies View Post
There you go again....
What? I didn't say a word......
__________________

__________________
There's no need to complicate, our time is short..
bbbamI is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Did you/will you buy dental coverage in retirement? hogtied Life after FIRE 44 09-21-2008 09:07 AM
Dental Plans fisherman Health and Early Retirement 8 07-12-2007 06:00 PM
Routine Dental Care ferco Health and Early Retirement 1 07-11-2007 04:29 PM
Dental Costs ferco Other topics 18 06-15-2006 08:20 PM
Dental Insurance? jj Life after FIRE 19 11-22-2005 01:08 PM

 

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:43 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.