Flossing your teeth; how often do you do it?
July 14, 2006
The Detroit Free Press wants to know how often you floss?
I'm serious. Who says that there isn't hard news in the papers these days? This is a poll where you can vote and it is a serious challenge.
As a member of the first class of baby-boomers, I never developed an appreciation for flossing nor did I ever learn how to properly do it. The result: I have a partial denture on the top and one on the bottom.
I could have saved myself a lot of time in the dentist's chair if I had flossed. Then my dentist, Dr. David Flint, gave me a frame where the floss is wrapped between two arms and then around a plastic post. I could do that and I have been doing it pretty regularly. My floss preference is Glide. It goes easily through your teeth.
Why am I talking about this? It's important. You can love your dentist, but you can do it without sacrificing your teeth at his altar.
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