The secret to flossing

Happy ToothI have cracked the code! For years I have been telling my dentist lies about me going to start flossing. Of course I never did. Tried it a couple of times, but that’s about it. Not because I didn’t want to. I just couldn’t really figure it out. First of all how to actually do it, and second how to get it into the system. I mean, you brush your teeth, and then… who really wants to do anything more after that other than maybe rinsing your teeth with some good and mild fluoride mouth wash? Not me at least. But I finally figured it out. Thanks to a blog post I no longer remember where was.

The secret

Always floss first. Then brush your teeth.

It’s that simple. Who knew?! Probably everyone but me! And now you know too, even if you maybe already did. And if you already did, good for you! Either way, go get some good dental floss, start flossing, and stop lying to your dentist!

Again, to really knock it in and make this post unnecessarily long:

  1. Floss
  2. Brush
  3. Rinse
Also, side note: Check out the Lift app if you’d like a cool, nerdy way to track those habits of yours that you kind of want to have, but don’t really have yet, but are kind of working on…

  • http://twitter.com/format71 Vegar Vikan

    Å lyve til tannlegen er nok ganske så vanlig. Nå må jeg også lyve på vegne av barna…. “Ja da. Vi pusser alltid over når de har pusset selv. Ja da. Vi driver og lærer dem å bruke tanntråd. Ja da. De pusser alltid tennene både morra og kveld”…

    Men mine to tips er: Ikke gidd vanlig tanntråd. Det å fikle en tråd ned mellom tennene samtidig som du har begge nevene inne i kjeften går bare ikke. få deg en sånn jordan ‘tanntråd-tannbørste’ i stede. Det er så mye enklere. Det andre tipset er å ikke bruke tanntråd men i stede sånne små børster. Litt vanskelig helt bakerst, men fungerer ellers bedre – syns jeg. Også er det selvfølgelig viktig at dersom en bruker tråd, så ikke ‘sag’ tråden frem og tilbake. Skrap tanna opp og ned. Ellers ødelegger man.

  • Tom

    The other “secret” is to have your buccal heath get seriously poor, have the pain of dental problems. I still don’t floss (often), but I use a “WaterPik”… which has made a huge difference for me. When I DO floss, it is with some neat little “things” I disovered: A “loop” of plastic, with a handle, holding taut a length of floss.