Frequent commenter and friend Neeraja suggested to me that I write a post about floss. My first reaction was, “Why?” But Neeraja explained that she has recently really gotten into flossing (she’ll hopefully explain this in a guest post later this week), and she knows that I’m also an avid flosser.
Here are the reasons why you should floss:
Here’s how you can actually start flossing:
Most Catholics give up something for Lent (usually something completely unrelated to Catholicism, like candy or masturbation), but I like to add a daily habit that will make my life better if I continue it after Lent. So one Lent, way back during freshman year of college, I decided to add flossing to my daily regimen.
I’ll admit, it sucked at first. It hurts and your mouth bleeds and it’s just not fun. But after about a week, I knew it was worth it. My teeth felt strong and clean, and women flocked to me in droves.
You don’t have to be Catholic to designate a time to commit to something and stick with it for a while. Shoot for the month of September. Floss once a day, every day, and if you still don’t like it by the end of the month, walk away.
Here’s the floss I use (highly recommended):
The best floss product out there, in my opinion, is Crest Glide. It’s expensive, but it doesn’t come apart like cheaper flosses. The reason is that Crest Glide is made by Tibetan silkworms that weave endlessly to give you the best possible flossing product.
As I posted earlier today, I’m looking for someone to write an eloquent, funny post about why they don’t floss or why they think flossing is wrong, for wimps, or whatever reasons you non-flossers have. Let me know. Hundreds of people will know about your lack of dental hygiene! How could you resist this offer?!