Posts tagged ‘floss’

March 31, 2012

Puppies

The dental hygienist asked me if I had flossed. I decided I would tell the truth. It was time. All this deception is not good. I told her I flossed every day. Every day that I visited the dentist. I will not argue against the merit of flossing. But I don’t do it. And I wonder who does. Who regularly flosses every single day? Apart from dental hygienists and others whose profession is the tooth.

There are three things I have against flossing. Firstly, it’s time consuming. My teeth like each other. They have, over the years formed a special relationship. They are cosy in my mouth. Apart from the occasional intrusion from the cold and spiky instruments of a dental hygienist, they are snug and happy. They do not want to be parted, even if it is momentarily and by a piece of cotton. So it takes time. I think I am doing my mouth a favour if I brush. Flossing as well can take up valuable time that can be spent gazing out of the window or napping.

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