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Flossing Before Your Dentist Appointment

Do You "Cram" Before Going to the Dentist?

Dental hygiene is really an everyday kind of activity. Or rather, a twice a day activity when it comes to brushing. Flossing, on the other hand, is easy to let fall by the wayside.

When you slack on taking care of your gums regularly, your dentist will certainly scold you. Mine did many years ago, and her cautionary tale inspired me to floss regularly. However, I have noticed that my husband "crams" before going to the dentist, just like we both did before college exams. About two weeks before his dental appointment, he suddenly begins flossing twice a day and using special very medicinal smelling (read: unsexy) mouthwash. After he's seen the dentist, his avid flossing goes out the window for another five and a half months.

What about you . . .

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xdunlapx xdunlapx 6 years
Due to mental illness I never really took care of my teeth, brushing or flossing. I used to brush maybe once a month. But for whatever reason I'm now taking care of my teeth. It just started after my last dentist appointment about 2 weeks ago. I brush multiple times a day and floss after eating anything. I don't want to lose my teeth and have to have dentures. That scares me. So, I didn't vote on this poll since it's such a new habit.
Merlin713 Merlin713 7 years
Ever since I actually started flossing daily, I can't not do it. I never thought I'd be like that.
juicebox07 juicebox07 7 years
I don't floss at all (unless I have food stuck in my teeth). I know it's bad, but I absolutely can't stand the feeling of flossing. It freaks me out.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 7 years
i always forget :[ but when i remember, my teeth feel awesome!!
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 7 years
andreasharan andreasharan 7 years
I used to cram all the time, but lately it's been an almost habit. I think it started from my last cram session! Who knew?
guavajelly guavajelly 7 years
Ha! I do this sometimes, I have been flossing at least weekly lately, but want to do it daily. Time to kick this bad habit!
bellakaoru bellakaoru 7 years
Lol, I thought I was the only one who did that! Good for you ladies! I know I should floss daily but I just can't seem to get in the habit.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
I love flossing and can feel it when i skip a day. I've flossed with thread one time when I was really desperate and couldn't get to the store.
ticamorena ticamorena 7 years
i keep a roll of dental floss in my bedside drawer, i always travel with dental floss, i just enjoy flossing. i think the most important factor though when it comes to good dental health is diet - there are many many people with great oral hygene/ health who don't necessarily own a conventional toothbrush, floss or toothpaste
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