Why I floss for a simple life
LifeStyle Feb 04, 2021
I was recently reading an article here
http://flossophy101.com/waterpik-water-flosser/ about all the different Water Pik Flossers that you can buy. I have been using them for years and upgraded to the Aquarius two years ago. However, I was reminded of an eventful trip to the dentist many years ago.
I used to hate dentists
I have a confession to make. There was a time in my early teen years when I did not look after my teeth. I absolutely hated going to the dentist for fear of having to wear braces and look uncool in school. My parents would drag me kicking and screaming in my early years and then force a sulking teenager to go years later.
Finally we moved and ended up going to a different dentist. He was lovely. He was such a lovely guy and always made me laugh. He was kind of like the funny Jewish uncle I always wished I had. He was the one who got me over my fear of dentists and got me into good oral hygiene.
Years later and I thought I was doing a great job with my teeth. I was brushing twice a day and using a branded toothpaste. However, my dentist said I needed two fillings and I was disappointed with myself. It turns out I was missing out on doing two vital jobs.
1) Brushing for two minutes
2) Flossing So you know that you should be flossing but hate dental floss.
Why I Floss
Good brushwork will get you so far but for the rest you absolutely have to floss. You see, that your toothbrush cannot get to the bits in between your teeth. Flossing is so important from removing food debris and especially plaque. Without it, you can still get cavities as I discovered. The dentist recommended dental floss so I gave it a go …. For three days and absolutely hated it!
It felt like my mouth bled every time I did it and I really hated the feeling of string between my teeth so I gave up. Fortunately someone told me about water flossers and they completely saved my life. Whilst I hated dental floss I loved the feeling I got from high pressure bursts of water between my teeth. I had one of the first ever Waterpik flossers and since then have upgraded to the next model every few years.
If you want to know more about water flossers, you should check out this site that I recently discovered called Flossophy101.com. I hope you find it useful and it motivates you to look after your teeth.
I also found this article helpful as well. It shows you how to use an oral irrigator properly. It does take a little while to get used to but for the sake of your oral hygiene, it is totally worth it: https://www.waterpik.co.uk/oral-health/how-to-floss/
I currently use the Aquarius oral irrigator by Waterpik but previously used the Ultra model before that. While I like the Aquarius I adored my Ultra model and rather sadly miss it. I am very tempted to revert back to this model when my current Waterpik eventually dies. You can read a great review of the Complete here: http://flossophy101.com/waterpik-complete-care/