Are you a dental floss slacker?

Do you floss your teeth?

I’ll admit it – I’ve never flossed my teeth regularly. It’s just not a habit I ever got into. When I was growing up, brushing was heavily encouraged, and that’s what I learned. Two minutes, twice a day. I even graduated to an electric toothbrush some years ago.

But I never flossed.

I don't floss. But maybe I should!
I don’t floss. But maybe I should!

My dentist has been nagging me to floss. And I feel a little bit guilty every time I go to the dentist and admit that, yet again, I haven’t been flossing. I look after my teeth, and they’re in great shape, but I don’t floss.

But did you know that flossing cleans 40% of your tooth that brushing can’t reach? That’s 40% fewer cavities!


Maybe I’d better start learning a new habit fast.

So – are you a flosser? Or are you a slacker like me?


  1. I am a complete slacker! I do it in the days leading up to go to the dentist and then after that sporadically; I really want to get into the habit of doing it, even if it is only a couple of times a week rather than everyday – every little helps right? I think this would be a more achievable goal for me than saying I will do it everyday without fail… đŸ™‚
    – Roe


    1. @Roe – I’ve got the dentist tomorrow – I hope there’s not too much wrong this time around! But yes, I’m the same, flossing a few days in advance of an appointment, as if that will make much difference! đŸ˜‰

      I think this is one new habit I need to learn!


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