I admit that flossing was not something I thought or cared about much until a few months ago. To be quite honest, I am not even sure if I am still doing it correctly. And that’s after I went and checked several sites and videos. It finally hit me that the main reason I did not know how to floss was because I was unclear on the reasons to floss. I was using it as a pick to remove food and while that’s made easier with the floss pick, it never occurred to me that the real reason was to remove plaque buildup. (Hang in there, don’t give up on this post as a way for me to promote floss picks). Here I was, a 41-year-old who just started flossing regularly, yet I had several nagging questions. How many picks do you use to floss? 1 for upper and 1 for lower is how I started? Do I just running it between the teeth and just go back and forth? This one I didn’t figure out till much recent that you need to use it to scrape the plaque of the sides of the teeth and gently use it on the gumline to get out anything stuck there.
Before you wonder how I have so much time to waste. Flossing truly represents my journey of trying to be a better person. I know that I have to give myself as much time to improve myself as I do for things for others. I know that I am giving myself an edge against heart disease because let’s face it, I have begun the slow descent into deterioration that we call aging. If I don’t arm myself accordingly then I have one to blame but myself. And at the end of the day I have to live with myself.
- What is Good Oral Hygiene? (stainlesssmileblog.wordpress.com)
- On Floss Picks and Empathy (abnormalfacies.wordpress.com)