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Flossing

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by 84gmcjimmy, Dec 26, 2005.

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Do you floss?

  1. Every day!

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
  2. Couple/few times a week

    15 vote(s)
    29.4%
  3. once a week

    1 vote(s)
    2.0%
  4. Few/couple times a month

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  5. Once a month

    3 vote(s)
    5.9%
  6. Once every couple months

    5 vote(s)
    9.8%
  7. Once every few months

    2 vote(s)
    3.9%
  8. Once each half year

    9 vote(s)
    17.6%
  9. Once a year

    6 vote(s)
    11.8%
  10. NEVER

    8 vote(s)
    15.7%
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  1. 84gmcjimmy

    84gmcjimmy 1 ton status

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    Lets try this again...
    How much do you guys floss your teeth? With my braces I'm suposed to do it every day. When I was young I rarely did it because it was so complicated I could only do the front ones (small mouth)
    Anyways now I do it a couple times a week mostly. I try to at least.
    How much do you guys floss?

    COMPETE IN THE POLL!!

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  2. beater_k20

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    there's no poll... :rolleyes:
     
  3. 84gmcjimmy

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    patience is key
     
  4. Cricket

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    You better start flossing at least once a day, especially with brackets in your mouth.:shame:

    That is unless you enjoy trench mouth. :D
     
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    I marked once a year. I really only use floss if I have something stuck that I can't remove with a toothpick:D . I have regular checkups in the Navy and they say my teeth are great. I also chew a lot of gum that may have the same effect I am not sure.

    Ira
     
  6. 84gmcjimmy

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    I know I should, I just can't seem to do it...
     
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    If you go run some floss through and get any type of bleeding from the gums you know there's a problem. Just get a pack of floss threaders, hell after 2 weeks you can do it without a mirror. Better than the old Gingiva.
     
  8. 84gmcjimmy

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    I don't usually bleed. I brush my gums like they ask, so that helps a bit.
    I have special floss, so I don't need the threaders. I can't do it without a mirror. I don't catch on that easy... :haha:
     
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    I voted before I realized it was talking about teeth.:D
     
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    Only when I have something stuck, so maybe twice a year:crazy:
     
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    Never... Can't seem to get into it. For some reason it totally grosses me out. I'd almost rather do my own appendectomy.
     
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    Only time my teeth ever get flossed is when I go to the dentest for the yearly cleaning/checkup. Even with my braces for 2 years I never flossed. And to this day I have NEVER had a cavity or anything like that (knock on wood).
     
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    I think I only had a cavity or 2 in the last few years. None when I was young.
    oh well...
     
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    I have one of those dental picks, works great

    I chipped a corner off my tooth recently though and had to file it down to a rounded corver so I wouldn't cut my tounge.

    I feed to brush my teeth more though.

    I'mma hang a toothbrush in the shower
     
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    every day,i eat about ten times a day. not snacks, i'm talking a hamburger,a bowl of spagetti, cheesecake,pizza,liver and rice,etc.:D all day more at work.:laugh: so suckas gotta get in between those snags.
     
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    its weird some people just have good teeth some people have jacked up teeth... my best friend brushes twice a day, doesnt floss often if at all and hes got like 4 cavities. my dad brushes and flosses about 3-4 times a day and still gets cavities and his teeth are yellow within 2 months of getting them cleaned. then theres me... my teeth are straight, thanks to braces, white and no cavities no root canals, nothing and i brush once a day and floss maybe once a week... i dont get it.
     
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    one time i read that cavities have a good deal to do with your saliva...some peoples saliva has more acids or whatever in it to eat up food particles while others dont. The ones that dont are more prone to cavities unless they brush right after every meal or whatever. Im bad about not brushing and still don't have any. I have had 4 root canals, 7 (about to be 9) crowns, 2 sets of braces, etc etc...but thats because i had a bad bike accident 4 years ago. Flossing is something i rarely do but i do like to get in there good with toothpicks when i get my hands on them...i actually have a box of toothpicks in my truck to chew on or whatever.
     
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    i was actually flossing when i read this :D i have a bag of the plackers dental flossers, they work great and is so much easier than using string floss, mainy because i cant get may paws in mouth, try out a bag, from using these for a while they dont even have to scape at the dentest anymore
     
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    the ones with handles? what
     
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    I just flossed last week. When I smelled whatever it was that was between my teeth, I do it almost everyday now! :shudder:
     

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