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How Often Do You Floss?

Every year, I make the same New Year's resolution, among others that change. It is the noble goal of flossing daily. When I lapse and miss a day or two, I do not feel that I have failed or my resolution is lost. I just pick up the floss and renew my commitment to gum health. What about you . . .


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fashionsake87 fashionsake87 7 years
I'm wearing braces so flossing for me is a must, 3 times a day. I'm willing to keep this habit after I remove them! :)
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 7 years
One to two times a day since I have Invisalign...aka pain the A$$!
tamint tamint 7 years
hottpink- ive wondered that too, i floss usually 3-4 times a day,sometimes more. i cant stand when i have anything stuck in my teeth, and it makes me feel cleaner...my gums are healthy, and so are my teeth,but i sometimes wonder if im hurting my oral health by flossing so fastidiously.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Daily. Sometimes twice. I intend to keep all my teeth.I love flossing. My teeth feels cleans only if I floss.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
Daily. Sometimes twice. I intend to keep all my teeth. I love flossing. My teeth feels cleans only if I floss.
TADOW TADOW 7 years
I need to do it more frequently. I love this site for reminding me to stay healthy
linds1019 linds1019 7 years
I've flossed every day for the past few years. I can't go to sleep until it's done!
Carrie14884290 Carrie14884290 7 years
Wow, that many people do it daily? I feel like a slacker. :) My dentist tells me that my gums look great, though, so I must be doing okay.
le-romantique le-romantique 7 years
I hate flossing because i have sensitive gums... but apparently its good for you in more ways then one... gum disease is linked to pancreatic cancer.... I started flossing atleast 5 times a week when I was 16 and started randomly having a bunch of health problems with my digestive organs and reproductive organs, I didnt want anything else to happen...
True-Song True-Song 7 years
I go in spurts. One month every day, then never for a month. It's a good trick to keep it everywhere so you can do it when you're in stopped traffic or watching tv.
meechie meechie 7 years
A couple of yrs ago I went to the dentist when he told me I had 8 cavities BETWEEN my teeth I flipped out!!!! I floss every day at least once.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I am bad about flossing and I really should do it more often. I try to floss at least once a week, but on the days I don't floss, I rinse with Listerine to make me feel better about not flossing, lol. My dentist can never really tell, but after my cleanings I'm really good about flossing for a couple of weeks and then I relapse again.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 7 years
Daily cause I'm getting ready for Lumineers.
Chikeebabe Chikeebabe 7 years
Take care of your gums and your gums will take care of you!!
Veronix Veronix 7 years
I floss two times a day, everyday. It's a moneysaver and it feels so fresh!
Veronix Veronix 7 years
I floss two times a day, everyday. It's a moneysaver and it feels so fresh!
Sasseefrass Sasseefrass 7 years
After spending $1500 on a complicated root canal and another times that on a cap for the same tooth, I started flossing daily. Now it's become a habit. Before that I rarely flossed.
hottpink hottpink 7 years
I floss at least twice a day...I keep some in my desk at work. This might be a silly question but is it possible to floss too much?
OHmeetsBK OHmeetsBK 7 years
I hate flossing!!!!!!
OHmeetsBK OHmeetsBK 7 years
I hate flossing!!!!!!
VicVicVictooriaa VicVicVictooriaa 7 years
that is a good resolution, ok starting today, january 16, i finally have a resolution...floss every day!
gothamgal gothamgal 7 years
I try to keep floss around in different areas of the house and also in my purse.
moonischasingme1 moonischasingme1 7 years
Last year my new years resolution was to floss every single day. I started in mid-December and have never skipped a day since.
pixelhaze pixelhaze 7 years
daly after a reprimand from the dentist . . . a week after that I'm off the wagon again :P
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