You've long understood the benefits of flossing: healthy gums, fresher breath, and fewer cavities, to name a few. You even encourage your children to floss whenever they brush their teeth.
Yet, despite your knowledge and reminders to your children, you struggle to floss regularly. And when your dentist asks if you've been flossing, you feel a little guilty for your negative answer.
But don't worry. You're not the only one to skip flossing.
According to a Harris Poll survey, approximately 25% of American adults lie about flossing their teeth, and 36% of adults would rather wash dishes, clean a toilet, or wait in a checkout line than pull that string along their gum line. Additionally, 20% of adults refuse to floss their teeth at all.
Fortunately, you can break the cycle and impress your dentist when you make flossing a part of your everyday routine. If you need a little help establishing the habit, try the following tips and tricks.