I didn’t put a time limit on this, but I pretty much floss now without hesitation. Sometimes when I used to do this before I’d hesitate and whine and groan to myself and say “I’ll do it tommorow.” Sometimes I do occasionally forget when I run out of floss, and I certainly would take up this goal again if I found I was slacking, but other than articles that I come across, I don’t really need to write for motivation anymore.
I’m tired of going to the dentist and hate seeing money go there when really, doing proper upkeep of my teeth can go a long way. I also HATE sitting the dentist chair and I’ve begun to have a real aversion to anything that sounds remotely like a dentist’s drill.
Since the body is intricately linked, there’s no excuse for not keeping up the mouth.
It’s even a little scary to think that you could get something like diabetes because didn’t keep up the health of your mouth. Makes me want to rinse with water every time I eat.
Flossing between your teeth can help improve your breath if you seem to be having problems with it. The food that gets stuck in there can lead to bad breath. Ew.
Although it’s probably not common for bacteria from dental decay to travel to the brain, it’s a reminder that we all need access to health services and to properly care for ourselves.
It was recommended to me that I use my mouthwash after brushing my teeth, but before flossing. It can help if you have problems with cavities that form between teeth.
It becomes easier if you just do it. No thinking, no “EW, how gross”, just takes another minute or so when you get the hang of it.
...but since I use an electric toothbrush, cut down on my candy/snack/sticky food/soda consumption, what’s left is the flossing.
Besides, I hate the dentists and their drills and the scary noises. That and healthy gums/teeth are linked to better health overall. (Since any sort of operation always has the risk of introducing germs and other scary things…)
I use the toothpick style flossers. Part of my lack of willingness to floss daily was because I did not want to touch the junk that comes out—even though I was fully willing to put it in as food…