Do You Floss Your Teeth

@EvrWonder (3577)
Canada
October 26, 2008 9:29pm CST
Do you floss your teeth each time you brush? Do you floss first or after and why? How often do you brush your teeth? What type of floss do you prefer?
7 responses
@Zah007 (36)
• Malaysia
27 Oct 08
i don't like floss my teeth, because it just a waste my time.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
Flossing is time consuming. For me however, I feel that in the long run, it is less costly than a huge dentist bill at the end of the year. Thank you for your comment.
@Earthmum (15)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
I floss every evening before bed after brushing. Flossing is important because there is bacteria and gunk that your brush can't get at. If your gums bleed that is a bad sign and means that you do not floss enough. Usually if you floss regularly your gums will stop bleeding after about a week of regular flossing.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
As I. Although sometimes after I floss, even if I have brushed before, I may brush again so the fluoride can touch the parts of my teeth that the food stuffs were before I flosses. Plush, the gunky stuff that my floss takes off had touched those parts of my teeth I just brushed. I agree that if gums bleed, that is a bad sign and is a wake up call that you really do need to floss. At least to remove build up of plague that your toothbrush just doesn't always remove. There are some really great toothbrushes out there though, that do a fantastic job, however, I feel we all need to still floss. At least use the flossing sticks and gently go over the base of our teeth at the gum line to remove plague. Thanks very much for your comment.
@Jade13 (262)
• Malaysia
27 Oct 08
I floss almost everyday.I floss after I brush my teeth. I do it that way, just to clean the areas where the tooth brush cannot reach. I brush my teeth once I get up every morning and before I go to bed. When its not a working day, i may brush after a meal. I just don't like the feeling of my teeth being dirty. I can't remember my floss's brand. I think it should be Oral B?
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
Thank you very much for your comment. I too brush when I wake in the morning. I floss either before or after I brush. Sometimes both. My dentist found my theory on flossing before I brush rather interesting as I stated that I like to sometimes floss before I brush so the fluoride in my toothpaste gets to reach the areas that the plague and food stuffs would of otherwise been. Sometimes I take my toothbrush to work. Depends on what I am eating when I am there. I can not tolerate my teeth feeling dirty either. I love to go for a clean at the dentist also. Feels great. Oral B is a great floss. I like the tape as appose to the string because It really clings to the tooth when pulling up from the gums.
@bbsr13 (4199)
• India
27 Oct 08
Hello! I wash my teeth twice everyday with Colgat tooth paste and floss every time with normal water.Besides after eating foods everytime I floss the teeth so that the teeth would not stick up with food particles.Thus it prevents decay of teeth.thanx.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
Thank you for your comment. I am with you on this. I agree that flossing does prevent tooth decay caused by food particles stuck between our teeth as well as general plague that builds up, using at the gum line.
@acturpt (28)
• China
27 Oct 08
I never floss my teeth cuz it's time wasting,and moreover,I don't know whether there's any relations between flossing teeth and gums bleeding. I brush my teeth twice a day,that's enough I think,and I'm afraid that my teeth will become loose if I floss them...
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
Well, if you floss gently, your teeth will not become loose. I have flossed all my life and my teeth are not loose. I believe that there is not a relationship between flossing and gums bleeding. If your gums bleed during flossing, you are either flossing too aggressively or you have a gum disease. Or like LadySurvivor above, her teeth bleed when she flosses because her gums are ultra sensitive. I am not sure if it makes a difference for those who do floss in comparison to those who don't. I know dentists recomend it. As for myself, I could not go without flossing. Thank you for your comment.
@Emilyzhu (147)
• China
27 Oct 08
I never floss my teeth .I just brush my teeth twice everyday .In my eyes ,it is not good for our teeth to floss.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
That is an interesting point of view and I appreciate your comment. Thank you!
• Malaysia
27 Oct 08
I don't floss my teeth after each time I brush. In fact I don't like flossing because it is time consuming and the effort is too much to me. Whenever I floss my gums will bleed and I will feel painful and uncomfortable. Therefore I just choose to brush my teeth. I use the softest brush because my gums are super sensitive and easily bleeding if scratched by a hard brush. However I always have my mouth wash in my washing room because I will rinse my mouth using the mouth wash after every brush. In this way I can still maintain my teeth's cleanliness even though I do not floss them.
@EvrWonder (3577)
• Canada
27 Oct 08
Interesting. I use mouth wash also. I love the fresh clean feeling. I enjoy flossing and find that as I get old I need to do it more. For whatever reason, more food stuffs get stuck in my teeth. Flossing leaves my teeth feeling "well groomed" lol. Thanks for your comment.