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To Floss or Not to Floss?

Posted Oct 01 2008 5:07pm

Dental Floss

Flossing Poll Results

In a recent poll, I asked Dental Heroes readers if they floss on a daily basis? Out of 21 responses(hey, we’re new), 13 people said “no” they don’t floss everyday. That means, you guessed it, 8 people said “yes” they do floss everyday. Of course the sample size was much too small to serve as an accurate predictor of a trend, I can only go by the numbers seen in the Dental Heroes poll. As such, it appears as though flossing is not popular among my readers.

I Hate Flossing

It’s OK. I hate flossing too. In fact, I don’t floss. That’s right, I don’t floss. Instead, I use interdental cleaners everyday. The interdental cleaners I use are much like those I wrote about in the Dr. Collins Interdental Cleaner review. You may want to give them a try if you find floss to be hard on your gums, or you find floss to be a hassle to work with.

Too Important to Avoid

In any event, simply brushing your teeth is not enough to properly ensure that our gums stay healthy and that our teeth are properly cared for. I would suggest either biting the bullet and beginning to floss everyday, or trying interdental cleaners as I suggested earlier.

To learn more about flossing and why it’s time to start if you don’t currently, visit our friends at

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