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    The All Important dental floss thread

    I've never been a flosser. After my most recent visit to the dentist on Monday, I've decided that I will become a consistent flosser. Not because of any bad diagnosis by the dentist, just more out of my owner desire to have a healthy mouth. Who else here flosses on a regular basis? Who doesn't floss at all?
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I've never been a flosser. After my most recent visit to the dentist on Monday, I've decided that I will become a consistent flosser. Not because of any bad diagnosis by the dentist, just more out of my owner desire to have a healthy mouth. Who else here flosses on a regular basis? Who doesn't floss at all?
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I've never been a flosser. After my most recent visit to the dentist on Monday, I've decided that I will become a consistent flosser. Not because of any bad diagnosis by the dentist, just more out of my owner desire to have a healthy mouth. Who else here flosses on a regular basis? Who doesn't floss at all?
    I floss every Monday evening (and every time I have corn on the cob). I used to never floss at all and my hygienist would really get on my nerves. Even doing it once a week as I have been for a couple of years now made a big difference in how much she yells at me. I cannot say whether or not I notice a difference in my overall oral hygiene though.
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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    I've never been a flosser. After my most recent visit to the dentist on Monday, I've decided that I will become a consistent flosser. Not because of any bad diagnosis by the dentist, just more out of my owner desire to have a healthy mouth. Who else here flosses on a regular basis? Who doesn't floss at all?
    Everyday. Sometimes twice. I also clean my ears. I might have OCD.....
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    Quote Originally posted by Hink View post
    Everyday. Sometimes twice. I also clean my ears. I might have OCD.....
    I thought running a string through your head to clean your ears only happened in cartoons.
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    Quote Originally posted by ofos View post
    I thought running a string through your head to clean your ears only happened in cartoons.
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    I floss occassionally, maybe every couple weeks and it seems to be alright. I know I should do it more..

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    Quote Originally posted by btrage View post
    Who doesn't floss at all?
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    Well maybe if I've got something stuck in my teeth, but otherwise about once or twice a year (usually the day before a check up).

    In terms of dental health, I have two fillings that I got over 30 years ago. Yes, I always brush daily, but I think genetics and water supply factor more prominently than anything else.
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    Movin' to Montana soon
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    I go in stretches. usually before or after the dentist I will floss for a few weeks or so and then fall off.
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    I have great teeth (I've only had a cavity once!), but bad gums. So, yes, I floss daily. I'm not sure it's helping. Since we moved, I haven't been to the dentist, who was right down the street from our house.

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    I was blessed with strong teeth and gums so I do not floss regularly. However, I do keep floss in my car for those times when I get food stuck in my teeth. It seems that I am always out when I get food stuck so it has become the best place to keep it.
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    I floss every other day and brush the ivories 3 times a day.

    I also see a dentist every 4 months, alternating between a periodontist and a regular dentist.
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