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How Often Do You Floss Your Teeth?

More than just to keep your teeth until you're 80, dental hygiene is important for your overall health and possibly cancer prevention. Taking care of your gums even more so. But we all tend to get lazy about flossing, it just happens. So I want to know....


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mominator mominator 9 years
I can't stand food in my teeth. I floss all the time. It is easier for me to floss now because I buy the ones that is on the plastic handle that makes it easier to floss. It is easier for my kids to use them than trying to wind floss around your fingers and teeth.
sweetrae80 sweetrae80 9 years
every day usually every other day
BlairBear BlairBear 9 years
After recently having a root canal (not as bad as I thought) I've started flossing at least once a day, sometimes two, sometimes more.
EllaDee EllaDee 9 years
If you don't floss regularly it takes some getting accustomed to once you start. Maybe a couple of weeks. It's well worth it to get into the habit of doing it. I once saw this woman flossing in public. People were having lunch and she was there at the table flossing!
mylove444 mylove444 9 years
i dont really know how..i tried it and i dont like the feeling, i feel like im moving my teeth out of place
Allytta Allytta 9 years
well if you floss you should do it everyday. when i eat popcorn or peaches i floss after that meal, but usually at night before sleep. can't imagine my life without it. and i thought you americans are really freaky about stuff like that. so the results really surprised me.
Heidi_Fleidi Heidi_Fleidi 9 years
I floss and use a waterpik every night. I just paid a butt load of money to get my gums back in shape with a "deep cleaning". SOOOO not as pleasant as it sounds. I had a couple loose teeth due to bone loss from not flossing. I used to think it wasn't necessary to floss but then I saw my x-rays.
modemlooper modemlooper 9 years
Never Flossed my entire life. I think its BS. You are basically jamming food and germs into your gums. ICK!
pøt pøt 9 years
I floss twice a day - morning and before I go to bed :)
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
I always forget!!!!! And then I'm too lazy to get out of bed and do it.
fashionhore fashionhore 9 years
I am trying to get back in the habit of doing it every night.....I didn't but any for a month and lost my habit. Gross I know.
ClassicsDiva ClassicsDiva 9 years
I try to floss every other night, sort of a compromise with myself. Unfortunately, any time there's any upheaval in my life I fall out of the habit, and I just moved to a new state, so...
dcartjunkie dcartjunkie 9 years
I floss not daily, but close to it. This may seem crazy, but I keep floss in my car. I live in my car, and am on the run a lot, so I actually floss at red lights.
CestLaVie CestLaVie 9 years
Anal about brushing twice a day- flossing- not so much... I am always so good about it right after a check-up then I seem to slip back into the once a week route.... BUT it's something I am working on and I just bought a nice power toothbrush too so that was exciting.
efahey efahey 9 years
I never manage to floss, but my dentist thought I did! He said it could be because I listerine religiously (whenever I can get my hands on it basically ha ha). But I should definitely floss more so my gums are not so sensitive when I do! Thanks fo the reminder!
blackjade blackjade 9 years
every night! every single night. I'm feel the same was as Seraphim and bonbonfay. food chunks stuch rotting over night - gross.
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
i love flossing! all the stuff thats really stuck in there is so gross! ewww
colormesticky colormesticky 9 years
I keep it on my desk at work, so almost every day. And yes, sometimes more than once. If I get something stuck in my teeth when I eat, I'll just floss my whole mouth since I'm already in there.
cravinsugar cravinsugar 9 years
I floss at least once a day, sometimes 2 or 3 times! I can't STAND the feeling of stuff caught between my teeth...(and I have a morbid curiosity to see what I am pulling out haha)
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i do it it a few times a week, but more often when i remember to do so.
bahkhlr bahkhlr 9 years
lol......once a week and I work in a dental office!!!!I should know better!!
millarci millarci 9 years
I used to floss less when I was younger. I didn't realize how important it was until later. Now I try to floss everyday (give or take two). I definetly want my teeth to be real when I get older. I DON'T want dentures! I'm 25 and cavity free! ::knock on wood:: I want it to stay that way.
lily314 lily314 9 years
My dentist just reviewed flossing with me on Wednesday. Apparently I was doing it wrong all these years. I tried to clean out my gums, but she wanted me to be even more aggressive, going so deep that it literally brought tears to my eyes. :(
syako syako 9 years
I finally got back into the habit of doing it every night. It's a great habit to have!
bonbonfay bonbonfay 9 years
I couldn't imagine not flossing every night...the thought of food chunks rotting in my teeth while I sleep really grosses me out.
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