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Do you floss every day?

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    (Original post by Sazzy890)
    Once a day is still good :yep: If I lack time I will just make sure to do it at night because that's after I have had food during the day.
    You should only floss once a day otherwise you might agitate the gums which can lead to further problems.
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    I don't floss at all, the idea of it makes me shudder, isn't it painful???? I brush and use mouthwash and I only have 2 fillings and am normally in and out the dentists in 5 mins with a checkup so I dunno if floss is even really necessary?
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    (Original post by abc:))
    I don't floss at all, the idea of it makes me shudder, isn't it painful???? I brush and use mouthwash and I only have 2 fillings and am normally in and out the dentists in 5 mins with a checkup so I dunno if floss is even really necessary?
    Why would it be painful? Is it painful when you touch your gums? If not, then there shouldn't be a problem because all you are doing is gently rubbing along the teeth and gum to coerce remnants of food out.

    The very fact that you have 2 fillings would suggest that something is, or was, wrong with your oral hygiene routine.

    I spend:

    5-7 minutes brushing my teeth
    10 minutes flossing
    3-6 minutes cleaning my tongue

    Whenever I go to the dentist they always comment on how well I look after my teeth, which is an endorsement for my regime.
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    Hi,
    Yes, you can prefer floss when required i.e., when you feel that small bits of food in your teeth. Not required daily.
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    mate i dont even brush them everday
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    (Original post by Infallible)
    Why would it be painful? Is it painful when you touch your gums? If not, then there shouldn't be a problem because all you are doing is gently rubbing along the teeth and gum to coerce remnants of food out.

    The very fact that you have 2 fillings would suggest that something is, or was, wrong with your oral hygiene routine.

    I spend:

    5-7 minutes brushing my teeth
    10 minutes flossing
    3-6 minutes cleaning my tongue

    Whenever I go to the dentist they always comment on how well I look after my teeth, which is an endorsement for my regime.
    I'm sorry that is just mental... the dentist also tells me that my teeth are fine, and I spend no more than 7 minutes doing my teeth each morning and evening
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    (Original post by Infallible)

    I spend:

    5-7 minutes brushing my teeth
    10 minutes flossing
    3-6 minutes cleaning my tongue
    :eek: Do you have OCD?

    (Original post by abc:))
    I don't floss at all, the idea of it makes me shudder, isn't it painful???? I brush and use mouthwash and I only have 2 fillings and am normally in and out the dentists in 5 mins with a checkup so I dunno if floss is even really necessary?
    No it's not painful unless you have gingivitis then you'll agitate the gums. But if you've got a healthy mouth (which you seem to) then it's fine
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    (Original post by abc:))
    I don't floss at all, the idea of it makes me shudder, isn't it painful???? I brush and use mouthwash and I only have 2 fillings and am normally in and out the dentists in 5 mins with a checkup so I dunno if floss is even really necessary?
    do it carefully and no it isn't painful.
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    (Original post by rac1)
    do it carefully and no it isn't painful.
    Hm maybe not I spose if people actually do it every day it can't be that bad, it's just one of those things that gives me the creeps, like nails on a blackboard u know?
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    (Original post by abc:))
    Hm maybe not I spose if people actually do it every day it can't be that bad, it's just one of those things that gives me the creeps, like nails on a blackboard u know?
    try interdental brushes
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    (Original post by Nightingale)
    Well well but plaque-induced gingivitis will build up - toothbrushes can't clean in between teeth like floss does.
    Are you a dentist? Cause what I'm saying is backed up by one.
    And I'm not 35 that number was just me tryina say 'you'll lose your teeth earlier'
    Speculation.

    You're "backed up by" a dentist, yet you spout things like that?

    :lol:.

    You certainly will not lose your teeth if you do not floss, aslong as you brush your teeth twice a day for at least two minutes (an estimate for thoroughness) and have a reasonable diet (not one full of an excessive amount of sugar etc).
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    I do it now and again but I hate the feeling I get afterwards which actually puts me off doing it.
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    (Original post by Ayshizzle)
    :eek: Do you have OCD?


    Erm, how would that be a sign of OCD? If I brushed my teeth several times (>2) a day, then you may have a point. As it is, I have a fairly ordinary oral regime.
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    (Original post by Infallible)
    Erm, how would that be a sign of OCD? If I brushed my teeth several times (>2) a day, then you may have a point. As it is, I have a fairly ordinary oral regime.
    I personally wouldn't call it "ordinary", so you do all of that twice a day? Impressive.
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    (Original post by Ayshizzle)
    I personally wouldn't call it "ordinary", so you do all of that twice a day? Impressive.
    No. I brush my teeth and clean my tongue twice a day, but floss once.

    There is no reason to floss in the morning.

    Edit: It might not be 'ordinary', but that's because British people have terrible oral hygiene.
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    The results were what I expected see those shiny white teeth

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