Do you floss?

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    Jan 18, 2012 2:50 AM GMT
    I've been an avid flosser forever because I know about its enormous benefits (i.e. minimizes tooth decay and gum disease). So, I wanted to know if you floss daily; if not, why not (i.e. takes too much time, bleeding gums, etc...)?
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    Jan 18, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    It only takes a few minutes and we have to do it. Boring - yes. Just do it.

    A guy asked his dentist, "Doc, do I have to floss all my teeth?" The dentist said - "No - just those teeth you want to keep."
  • BmwKid92

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    Jan 18, 2012 3:47 AM GMT
    brush,rinse, floss *only my front teeth*
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    Jan 18, 2012 6:55 AM GMT
    2, 3, times a day...
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jan 18, 2012 9:24 AM GMT
    Yes at least once daily.icon_exclaim.gif
  • Hothouse

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    Jan 18, 2012 4:25 PM GMT
    Yes, every day, sometimes twice a day.
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    Jan 18, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    Nope. Never floss and I've never had a cavity or any kind of mouth issues. Genetics play a big part in that. I just brush 2-3 times a day and I use mouth wash regularly.
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    Jan 18, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    I floss my teeth every day and have been known to floss some of my nifty kitchen gadgets when people come over lol.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 18, 2012 4:31 PM GMT
    I've done several threads on good teeth and how RJ members approach cleaning of their teeth and even perceptions on false teeth (or things like bridges).

    I've had braces and extensive dental work. My teeth look great (and they are all my teeth), but mostly it's because I floss every day and thoroughly.
    I can't sleep if I have dirty, crappy teeth.... and brush at least twice (if not more) per day. It is also about what you put in your mouth. Use some common sense and it helps in the dental department!
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    Jan 18, 2012 4:48 PM GMT
    sweetyork saidI've been an avid flosser forever because I know about its enormous benefits (i.e. minimizes tooth decay and gum disease). So, I wanted to know if you floss daily; if not, why not (i.e. takes too much time, bleeding gums, etc...)?


    abso freaking lutely! sometimes twice a day. sometimes after each meal. depending on what i ate
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    Jan 19, 2012 1:13 AM GMT
    Yes, always
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    Jan 19, 2012 1:14 AM GMT
    I am now, just got a gum infection. Hurts like a bitch man. icon_cry.gif
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    Jan 19, 2012 1:16 AM GMT
    I floss all the time and compulsively brush my teeth. As a result - no cavities! I've actually gone on a first date and had the other person say, "you have great teeth"!
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    Jan 19, 2012 1:46 AM GMT
    Yep, I floss every night before going to bed. icon_smile.gif
  • nadaquever_rm

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    Jan 19, 2012 1:49 AM GMT
    Absolutely! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jan 20, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    floss is always on hand as are nail clippers and a file. 3 things that when you need it...you need it!
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    Jan 20, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    absolutely I do
    hard to believe there are still people who don't...
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    Jan 20, 2012 2:01 AM GMT
    Yes.
  • BuddhaLing

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    Jan 20, 2012 2:10 AM GMT
    Flossing helps to promote great dental hygiene; the better the oral hygiene the lower the chances are that you will have other health issues! I say floss every tooth that you want to keep1
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    Jan 20, 2012 2:25 AM GMT
    I never flossed until a looong time ago I had a roommate who was a dental student --- one day I was complaining that my gums were bleeding just from eating an apple, and he said if I flossed daily that it would strengthen my gums and eventually minimize the possibility of bleeding gums. At that point I'd do anything to remedy my bleeding gums -- so once I flossed regularly gum irritation has rarely reared its ugly head icon_lol.gif

    I use a Sonicare toothbrush -- brush once in the morning and use Advanced Listerine (I use Listerine or Listerine strips a few times during the day) -- and at night floss, brush my teeth, and use Listerine. At age 43 I still have all my teeth, never had braces, etc., and am still cavity-free icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 20, 2012 2:36 AM GMT
    Sure do, floss once a day and use Listerine twice a day
  • Avataraja

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    Jan 20, 2012 2:42 AM GMT

    im addicted to flossing and I cant kiss a guy who doesnt floss because of it! icon_smile.gif

    I also brush at least twice a day and mouth wash at least once a day! icon_biggrin.gif



    probiotic yogurt and drinking lots of water it also great for overall good oral hygiene!
  • joxguy

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    Jan 20, 2012 2:44 AM GMT
    For sure every night before bed
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    Jan 20, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
    Twice a day, everyday.
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    Jan 20, 2012 2:49 AM GMT
    3 or 4 times a day.