And how often do you do it? And do you wriggle the floss back and forth in between each tooth or just wedge it in and out? Do you just do the front ones and skip the back ones ?
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 10 of 15
24-05-2015 21:34 #1
Do you floss your teeth before or after brushing?
24-05-2015 21:54 #2
I never floss. Ever. And I have one filling at 35
The Following User Says Thank You to ElizaDoLittle For This Useful Post:
24-05-2015 21:59 #3
I don't floss because it hurts my gums. The dentist tells me that flossing will toughen my gums so it won't hurt anymore but it hurts too much to start doing it!
The Following User Says Thank You to JR03 For This Useful Post:
24-05-2015 21:59 #4
I do floss, brush, listerine
The Following User Says Thank You to BigRedV For This Useful Post:
24-05-2015 22:08 #5
Before brushing, every night. Kind of move it back & forth against each tooth to scrape off any buildup. Do it until I can't get anything more, then brush.
I think the floss packaging says to do it AFTER brushing, but that doesn't make any sense to me.
Started flossing as a teenager. Hurt/bled to start with, but I used to get inflamed gums now and then from stuff getting under the gums - never happens anymore.
The Following User Says Thank You to Renn For This Useful Post:
24-05-2015 22:14 #6
I rarely floss. I have a friend who's a dental nurse and she was saying you only really need to floss every 2 or 3 days. The dentist that DS saw last year showed us how to floss properly and that was after brushing (because apparently brushing can push stuff back in between the teeth) and to scrape along the edge of each tooth.
The Following User Says Thank You to Chunkydunks For This Useful Post:
24-05-2015 22:18 #7
Before brushing. Not everyday cause I'm lazy but at least a few times a week.
The Following User Says Thank You to Janesmum123 For This Useful Post:
24-05-2015 22:22 #8
What? Flossing BEFORE brushing? Do you people also spell dilemma with an N? 😃
24-05-2015 22:28 #9
It wouldnt occur to me to do it before 😊
The Following User Says Thank You to ExcuseMyFrench For This Useful Post:
24-05-2015 22:38 #10-
- Join Date
- Jul 2013
The Following User Says Thank You to Maxwell's Silver Hammer For This Useful Post:
By kim85 in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & ChatReplies: 11Last Post: 29-04-2015, 01:26
By poisonapple in forum Weaning & Starting solidsReplies: 10Last Post: 15-04-2015, 14:41
By rainbow road in forum Teeth & TeethingReplies: 7Last Post: 30-05-2014, 15:07
House Call DoctorHouse Call Doctor can provide an urgent after-hours visit to you and your family, when urgent medical situations arise ...
FORUMS - chatting now ...
Things your pets have eaten and shouldn't haveGeneral Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
what method do you use to track your financesFamily Finances
April/May TTC group chatConception & Fertility General Chat
IVF/FET April & May chatConception & Fertility General Chat
changes to child care benefitChildcare Options
IVF Babies due August/Sept/Oct' 16 #4pregnancy and babies through IVF
Egg Donation in South Africa #14Egg Donation
Local Infant Adoption in VictoriaAdoption / Surrogacy
Having a tough time with the dad... Does it get any easier?Pregnancy & Birth General Chat