Looks like this is going to stick. It’s been almost 3 years, and I haven’t missed a single night- even camping/traveling/etc.
Technically I have passed out a couple times, but I always do it the second I wake up in the morning. And then I’m back on track to do it again that night. (Less than 10 times in 3 years, but it’s nice to be able to save myself like that, and not have to count ever missing a night.)
My plan is to come back on July 17 (2 months and five days from now) because it’ll be my 3 year anniversary. Then I’ll consider this an official win, and close it out. 6 months ago
I made flossing a New Years resolution and flossed both last night and tonight. My gums look better. It makes my smile better. I am using two apps. Healthy habits and bloom. Plus, I listen to a song from my childhood when I floss. And, I made up a bingo card to reward myself for taking healthy actions, flossing being one if them. 11 months ago
I’ve been sticking with doing this twice a week. It is actually not too hard given that I can just do it pretty quickly after brushing my teeth. It also helps that now that I’ve been flossing more regularly it has stopped being like the Battle of Gettysburg is occurring in my mouth. I’ve been tackling this goal along with washing my face every night, so that I’m starting to have an evening hygiene routine. I’ve been keeping up washing my face most nights, usually five or six times a week. Given that I’ve been doing well with twice a week flossing I think it’s time to bump it up to three times a week. 11 months ago
been managing this quite well for the past 3 weeks with no skips. It helps to set a “trigger” to floss whenever you see it. It’s almost automatic now!
I’ve got this one in the bag. 12 months ago
I’ve tried to make this a habit many times before and failed. So I think for now my goal will be to floss at least twice a week, with the plan to revise that goal upward once I can be more regular about flossing. 12 months ago
They say it takes 28 days to make or break a habit so I’ll mark this goal done once I’ve flossed every day for a month.
I never really made flossing a habit growing up but its never too late to start right?! 12 months ago
Yesterday I flossed and it felt good. I got a tingly feeling and know that my teeth will look better and my gums will be less puffy. Yay step 1! 13 months ago
My goal for October to December is to floss at least 3 times per week until the end of December. This is probably a very difficult goal for me to stay on-top of, so to make it “worth it”, I will treat myself to a laser tooth whitening if I’m successful. If not I’ll start over.
edit: damnit, I failed. I’ve decided to devise a habit-trigger to make sure I don’t neglect this goal. Looks like I’m starting the clock over on the laser-whitening reward. 14 months ago
Forgot to floss lately, so today I decided that since I have not flossed in awhile and had an upcoming dental appointment, I would give myself a deep cleaning floss treatment with the Glide deep protection floss . . . I was spitting up blood and when I woke up later, I could not finish my sandwich at lunch because one side of my mouth was really sensitive. Several hours later, I’m still in a bit of pain. But on the bright side my teeth look much nicer. Tomorrow, though, I’ll go a bit easier on my gums. 15 months ago
Need to get back on track with flossing. A dental appointment for cleaning is also approaching. Thank goodness that dental insurance, though changed, is still be offered as a benefit at work. Also happy my dentist is on the new plan. 16 months ago
Dental appointment on the 28th this month. I have not been as diligent with flossing. Hopefully I can get them in tip top shape before the appointment and continue after the appointment is over. 16 months ago
I’ve been flossing regularly for a few months now. Every once in a while I’ll miss a night, but these nights are so infrequent I don’t count it as a failure. Once I’ve stuck with it for another three months I’ll count is as done. Just need to stick with it for a little longer… 18 months ago
I’ll be honest, I’ve never been much of a flosser. The most consecutive times I had flossed my teeth, up until a month ago, had been twice.
The reason is fairly simple, I had a pile of excuses that if listed on paper would reach my roof; it takes too long, imagine the cost of all that floss, it couldn’t be very good for my gums (I’m quite impressed that I managed to convince myself that this was true).
And then something happened. I don’t know what, but I started flossing daily. It felt great. I’d love to say that I really put my mind to it, or that I realised that my health was important. But, no. I just did it.
At the end of the day, though, I’m happy in achieving this goal. I won’t mark it as done until I’ve been doing it for six months without interruption, but I feel like I’ve already achieved this. * smiles * 22 months ago
Flossing regularly (or semi-regularly if I’m being totally honest) has been working. I went to the dentist and was thrilled to learn that for the 1st time in quite awhile, I had no cavities found when I had my teeth cleaned. Also, my gums were not sensitive.
Due to the medication I’m on, I also suffer from dry mouth which causes problems with my teeth. To help this, I started using Biotene toothpaste and mouth rinse as well as Prevident, a prescriptive extra toothpaste to use before sleeping. I’ve also cut back on soda intake, with no soda consumed in December. This month, I’ve gone back to my evil drinking habits and started drinking soda, which I’m now trying to stop doing yet again. Sigh. 23 months ago
Because of all the medicines I take, I have a dry mouth problem causing icky progression of teeth problems. I went to the dentist because, as usual, I had cavities. 3. The pain from the dentist is not so bothersome as the bills caused by dentist visits. So . . . I went to the store, bought Biotene toothpaste and mouth rinse (I’d been using Total Complete and generic mouth rinse before), and Glide floss. I’m hoping this helps and I’m even considering buying a motorized toothbrush.
The main concern is that now that I have the tools, will I actually use them? I’m so forgetful! I’m also so tired when I get home from work, I just want to sleep and tend to forget to floss after brushing.
The soda I drink doesn’t help either, but that’s on a different goal. 2 years ago