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Do you floss?

Postby TheHammer24 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:33 pm

I went to the dentist yesterday(for the first time in while, embarrassingly), and while my overall gum health was good, I have developed a series of "small" cavities between my teeth from not flossing. I hate flossing; it hurts my gums and I irrationally fear my teeth are going to fall out when the floss gets stuck near on top of them. I didn't think many people did, so I ask -- do you floss?
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby Malkamaniac on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:36 pm

I've learned to accept flossing. I had the same thing happen a few months ago, and it's helped ten fold.

I used to have really sensitive gums, and now by flossing they rarely bleed.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:37 pm

i floss 2x/day
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby Gaucho on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:39 pm

Yes. I had periodontosis and I don't want it back.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby eddysnake on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:51 pm

I prefer the sweet nourishment of long grain tobacco on my teeth and gums, just let the leaf do all the work. soon you'll wonder how floss, and God willing, toothbrushes, ever were a daily staple in this thing we call life.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby steelhammer on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:52 pm

As stated earlier, your gums get used to flossing very quickly if you do it regularly. I prefer the individual floss picks that I can use at work. Of course, it ends up turning into a habit and they you overfloss (not sure if this is good or bad).

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Re: Do you floss?

Postby JS© on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:54 pm

yes, but not as often I should. I floss at least one a day. I'd say it's a 50/50 split between 1x and 2x a day.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:56 pm

those self flossers are bunk.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby cheesesteakwithegg on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:57 pm

Yeah, I use these things every day. They are amazing, and much easier to use than traditional floss..

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Re: Do you floss?

Postby Puffymuffin on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:57 pm

No poll?
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby shafnutz05 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:58 pm

I still have a permanent retainer on my bottom teeth, so I just don't have the patience to.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby steelhammer on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:59 pm

Letang Is The Truth wrote:those self flossers are bunk.


Try the Glide before you decide. The actual floss that they use makes a HUGE difference. The cheap ones are like flossing with fishing line.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Oct 03, 2012 12:59 pm

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I have one of these guys. From what I understand flossing is more important than brushing. I do a floss/brush/listerine twice a day.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby llipgh2 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:22 pm

Yep.

I not only floss for the health of my teeth and gums, but for the health of my heart.

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/features/periodontal-disease-heart-health
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby newarenanow on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:27 pm

I floss like 3 or 4 times a week.

I used to not floss and the dentist told me my gums would start to recede from my teeth and they'd eventually fall out. When I started, my gums bled like bloody hell and it hurt. But after about 2 weeks, it got better, and now when I floss, no bleeding at all and my gums feel nice and healthy.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby Rylan on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:33 pm

shafnutz05 wrote:I still have a permanent retainer on my bottom teeth, so I just don't have the patience to.


This.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby count2infinity on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:34 pm

i do it in the evenings.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby newarenanow on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:35 pm

Rylan wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:I still have a permanent retainer on my bottom teeth, so I just don't have the patience to.


This.


Ha ha. Nerds.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby mac5155 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:45 pm

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Re: Do you floss?

Postby Kraftster on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:46 pm

Rylan wrote:
shafnutz05 wrote:I still have a permanent retainer on my bottom teeth, so I just don't have the patience to.


This.


This
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby mac5155 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:47 pm

That.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby columbia on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:48 pm

Twice a day, without fail.

And make sure you go to the dentist twice a year. That's essential.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby mikey287 on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:49 pm

Needs a poll. I don't because it felt really uncomfortable...I can't get away with just mouthwash (well, in addition to brushing, of course)? My face is going to fall off if I don't floss? That sucks, because I don't like the feeling of putting something between my teeth, as weird as that sounds...
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby Kraftster on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:50 pm

I should more because I haven't been to the dentist for about 5 years.
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Re: Do you floss?

Postby Troy Loney on Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:53 pm

columbia wrote:Twice a day, without fail.

And make sure you go to the dentist twice a year. That's essential.



Or you'll be like Troy Loney and not have gone for years, and then when you do finally show up to the dentist your dropping $2K for dental work in one year.
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