I hate flossing.
That’s why for the first 25 years of my life I rarely did it. I would always floss for a week or so after dentist appointments then I would stop. Then there was that two year period where I couldn’t afford to go to the dentist and didn’t floss at all. Oopsies.
My last dentist visit showed me the error of my ways and yesterday when I visited a new dentist that was confirmed.
Basically I learned that without flossing my gums could swirl into gum disease leading to gum surgery and a whole lot of hurt if I didn’t step it up and floss every freaking day. Also, cavities between teeth form without flossing. Yikes! There are so many things that flossing can prevent that there is no reason not to floss every day.
I’m going to try yet again to floss every day. So far I’ve been doing okay with the habit. I’ve found that keeping dental floss in multiple different places helps me floss more often because I’m more likely to have it on hand when I think about it.
Benefits of Flossing
Flossing is great because:
- it removes bacteria and food (yuckies) that gets between your teeth
- it helps prevent periodontal (gum) disease
- it helps prevent cavities between teeth
- it helps stop nighttime snacking
The last one is a nice side benefit.
Since I’ve been flossing at night I’ve not been eating as much. Once I’ve flossed I’m definitely not doing it again so I’m much more able to resist even the yummiest treats. In my mind I simply can’t go to bed without flossing now and once I’ve flossed my mouth is closed to food. It’s that simple. Nothing has worked so well before. As long as I floss early enough I’m good for the night.
Best Dental Floss For People Who Hate Flossing
If you generally hate flossing, try using Glide PRO-HEALTH Comfort Plus Dental Floss.
Glide PRO-HEALTH is the smoothest, best dental floss I’ve tried and it’s the only one I still use. It’s specifically made to be easier and more comfortable for flossing which is why I use it and recommend it for anyone else who hates flossing.
I asked my dentist friend if it was a quality floss since I was curious what kind of dental floss my friend would recommend professional. He said that he has used this particular kind of dental floss and liked it a lot. I don’t think it’s what he gives out at his office but it’s definitely gotten his seal of approval in my mind.
The biggest seal of approval is that I’m still using it! I hate flossing and dental floss but I seem to find this kind easier to use. The design makes it slide a lot easier and the lack of resistance makes it feel so much better when flossing.
Do you floss? Daily? When you remember? Does it stop you from mindless snacking as well?