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    Cool Do you floss?

    I had a dentist visit recently and was reminded about the need to floss.

    Do you floss your teeth every day?

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    Three times a day with a Reach Flosser with disposable heads. In fact, it looks just like this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeyr View Post
    Three times a day with a Reach Flosser with disposable heads. In fact, it looks just like this one.
    That's pretty cool. How much are the disposable heads?

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    Every night.

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    I'm a Brit.....so most of our teeth went in Dentist's rubbish bins years ago!

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTremo View Post
    I'm a Brit.....so most of our teeth went in Dentist's rubbish bins years ago!
    I always assumed that was partly myth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    That's pretty cool. How much are the disposable heads?

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    I've never once paid attention. It's not that costly. I just know I pick up 3-4 packs when I need them. Very hygienic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XTremo View Post
    I'm a Brit.....so most of our teeth went in Dentist's rubbish bins years ago!
    You're letting the team down Xtremo you know us brits never admit to having bad teeth. Anyway take a look at this study http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/..._austin_powers that the British clearly didn't fund

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    Quote Originally Posted by e-hoster View Post
    You're letting the team down Xtremo you know us brits never admit to having bad teeth. Anyway take a look at this study http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/..._austin_powers that the British clearly didn't fund
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    I get the same thing from my dentist but flossing is annoying IMO haha

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    Never. I do brush my teeth though after every meal along with using a dental pick and a tongue scraper.
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    No, I do not floss. But I do brush very regularly. Plus, I like toothpicks very much
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    Every day. After some very expensive dentist bills I've learnt the hard way

    I have a Reach Floss stick identical to what was linked above. I find traditional floss rolls to be a giant PITA.
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    This made me floss my teeth lol.

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    Toothpicks are useless at cleaning between teeth and probably potentially cause gum damage

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavC View Post
    Toothpicks are useless at cleaning between teeth and probably potentially cause gum damage
    the floss i had was nice and minty!

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    Religiously! I know some friends and family who had expensive dentist bills because of failure to floss daily. Dental implants can run you a cool 20 grand. Ouch!
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    I've never flossed in my entire life. Just brush my teeth twice a day.

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    I floss every time I brush my teeth (which is after every meal). If you ever start, you won't stop. It feels good to floss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hostify Networks View Post
    I floss every time I brush my teeth (which is after every meal). If you ever start, you won't stop. It feels good to floss.
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    Not much of a flosser myself, I try to floss every once in a while. I just never got into the habit of flossing when I brush.

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    I floss daily. That is what happens with age. Never flossed up until 50 or so. thing is, it REALLY helps. Not just with dental health but with OVERALL health. Yep.
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    Only after a floss you will realize how much muck is there between your teeth

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    Quote Originally Posted by RavC View Post
    Every day. After some very expensive dentist bills I've learnt the hard way

    I have a Reach Floss stick identical to what was linked above. I find traditional floss rolls to be a giant PITA.
    Same here. Still going through the final scaling and scraping process. 2 more visits for that and then polishing.

    Not fun ....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Techy View Post
    This made me floss my teeth lol.
    I wondered if it might cause that for anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    I always assumed that was partly myth?

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    Not really Mike! I know most of you Yanks spend a fortune on cosmetic dentistry etc.....but things have always been different in Britain. There's never been as much emphasis on things like that.

    Later generations do have better teeth for sure....fluoride in the water has probably helped....but now it's very difficult to find NHS dentists in Britain. Consequently many people just can't afford private treatment.

    So things could be going backwards....can't say for sure cos I left there 6 years ago. And I'm never going back!
    One thing's for certain though.....the lack of a perfect smile in Britain is no disability because there seems to be very little to smile about from what my mates back there tell me.

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    I wish there had been someone to remind me to floss!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techy View Post
    This made me floss my teeth lol.
    Haha! That funny! Now you can with pride.
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    I floss probably 3-4 times per week. But I use Listerine daily so I think that helps a lot too.
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    I just brush my teeth.

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    I floss on occasion, but not regularly. But then again, I have naturally straight and white teeth so I guess I just got lucky!
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    Didn't start flossing until my 20s, I floss every other day now, Dentist wants daily but instead on my non-floss days I use a fluoride mouthwash after brushing.
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    I do the pre rinse plaque stuff, then brush teeth/gums, then floss. I still use old school cinnamon thread floss. It gets the job done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBox View Post
    I do the pre rinse plaque stuff, then <snip>
    Is that mouthwash, or something entirely different?

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    I floss everyday. I go to the dentist once a year and never had a cavity in my life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike - Limestone View Post
    Is that mouthwash, or something entirely different?

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    It's similar to mouthwash. I use "Plax". It's a pre-brush rinse that is supposed to break up any plaque etc. It seems to work really well. I'm fanatical about brushing my teeth at least 3 times a day. I like to brush after i eat anything at all. All of the food these days is bad bad bad for your teeth. This is why my wife and I have been switching to all whole foods. People in pre-agricultural times didn't have to brush their teeth, and they had pearly whites. We're obviously doing something wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrBox View Post
    It's similar to mouthwash. I use "Plax". It's a pre-brush rinse that is supposed to break up any plaque etc. It seems to work really well. I'm fanatical about brushing my teeth at least 3 times a day. I like to brush after i eat anything at all. All of the food these days is bad bad bad for your teeth. This is why my wife and I have been switching to all whole foods. People in pre-agricultural times didn't have to brush their teeth, and they had pearly whites. We're obviously doing something wrong.
    Good points. I imagine that coffee and Coca-Cola (or similar drinks) may be particularly bad from a coloring standpoint.

    Did your dentist recommend Plax? Does it harm the enamel or anything else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by XTremo View Post
    Not really Mike! I know most of you Yanks spend a fortune on cosmetic dentistry etc.....but things have always been different in Britain. There's never been as much emphasis on things like that.

    Later generations do have better teeth for sure....fluoride in the water has probably helped....but now it's very difficult to find NHS dentists in Britain. Consequently many people just can't afford private treatment.

    So things could be going backwards....can't say for sure cos I left there 6 years ago. And I'm never going back!
    One thing's for certain though.....the lack of a perfect smile in Britain is no disability because there seems to be very little to smile about from what my mates back there tell me.
    Why did you re-locate from Britain to Spain? Details, please, as I am quite curious!

    -mike

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    Brush 2 - 3 times a day, but always forget to floss !

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