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Written on Sunday, February 16, 2014

One of the most tedious things about going to the dentist is the conversation about flossing. They always ask, “are you flossing every day?” and no matter what the truth is, you generally say yes. Of course they can tell if you’re lying based on how much crud they have to scrape out of your teeth! I know this because I finally did start flossing every day, and my dentist admitted this little dentist’s secret. The single reason I started religiously flossing every day is because of my new dentist, who didn’t just say, “floss only the teeth you want to keep” or something trite like that. He gave me health facts--really gory ones--about what happens if you don’t. He told me that you can prolong your life by at least a year by flossing. He said flossing regularly can help you avoid strokes later in life. It was a pretty convincing talk, and he only had to tell me once. Ever since then, the hygienist doesn’t even ask if I’m flossing; she just says, “I can tell you floss every day!” 

But on to why I'm recommending Reach. If your dentist tells you it’s okay to use Glide, don’t do it. You really need waxed floss or tape because it has traction and can grab all the junk that’s between your teeth and scrape it off. Makes sense, right? Again, no dentist until my current genius one has ever told me this. My dentist wants me to use the thickest waxed dental tape available, but my teeth are so close together, it just hurts too much, so I use Reach waxed dental floss, and it does a fine job. Reach floss is thicker than a lot of other flosses, so it's as close to dental tape as I can get. Reach doesn’t seem to break as much as other floss brands either, especially the generic brands. So floss, and use Reach waxed!

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kayciwebster recommends Johnson & Johnson Reach Mint Waxed Dental Floss

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Type: Dental Floss
Category: Health Care
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