Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Health: Why I ♥ to Floss

I'm dental-hygiene crazy.

I floss once or twice (maybe more on some occasions) each day and when I do it, I feel like I'm at the hygienists.

Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing them, but I think people ignore the former activity - at their peril. If I was to conduct a survey (and give people truth serum beforehand), I bet 70-90% of people would tell me that they don't floss - or just as bad, don't floss BEFORE brushing their teeth.

Think about it. Compare it to cleaning the kitchen floor. Flossing your teeth is the equivalent of brushing the kitchen floor to get rid of the debris, you know, bits of onion, chicken, rice, languishing on the floor before mopping it, which is the equivalent of brushing your teeth - not the other way round. Learnt my lesson there.

Also, I don't rinse my mouth after brushing it, I let the active ingredients in the toothpaste do their job and I think my teeth thank me for it.

No, I don't have perfectly formed gnashers, but they are praised when I go to the dentists, and that's good enough for me. And I'll get a brace job soon anyway... :oD

xoxo