Just 16% of us floss daily. Why don’t we?
It takes too much time, it’s painful or just plain gross. If that’s not bad enough, people pry debris from their teeth using all kinds of things.
The Waterpik company did a study to learn about the unusual items that people use instead of floss. 61% have used their fingernails to remove food.
Many others have used folded paper or cards, safety pins, knives, forks and strands of hair.
Oh yes, most of the people confessed they knew better and reported that they hurt themselves when they went digging for dental debris, but they did it anyway.
We know that mouth bacteria is related to some big-ticket health problems like heart disease.
Where do you want to spend your time - comfortably flossing your teeth in your own bathroom or a few weeks in cardiac intensive care?
Totally your call.
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