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    Flossing question

    So, I have become a pretty regular flosser. My weapon of choice is a Glide floss pick, or the like, as I tend to shred regular floss due to tight teeth. If you have not tried Glide or any of the slick comfort flosses, try it.

    Now for my question. When you are flossing and dislodge something from your interdental spaces, do you swallow it without thinking, chew it and then swallow it while trying to figure out what it was, spit it out to see what it is and then decide whether to swallow it or throw it away, or spit it out it out and throw it away?

    I chew then swallow and try to figure out what it was.

    Speaketh you brave flossers of foo and tell of your wonderous adventures and epic discoveries.
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    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I enjoy the flavor a second time

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    Rinse and spit out. Sometimes I even re-brush.

    Boring is good!
    Last edited by revolator; 08-05-09 at 11:12 AM.

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    I usually see how far I can spit it.

    I haven't flossed in ages, though, and the dentist always says she can tell I am one of her best flossers. Hahaha!!

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    Sonata, you really need to work on your sarcasm detection skillz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I like to eat Slim Jim's and then floss a few hours later. It's delicious all over again.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    I like to eat Slim Jim's and then floss a few hours later. It's delicious all over again.
    this^. I have been enjoying some beef jerky that my wife brought me from her last business trip to Austin lately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    this^. I have been enjoying some beef jerky that my wife brought me from her last business trip to Austin lately.
    Via flossing or direct from the package?

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    yes and yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
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    My favourite floss is Oral-B Satin Floss. It's some kind of plastic or ??? rather than the conventional kind which shred between my tight as hell teeth. That being said, I'm not compliant about flossing, I don't do it nearly enough so:

    I hadn't gone to the dentist in at least 2 years because I didn't have insurance, so when I finally went I was dreading what they would find.

    They found three cavities, one that worked it's way under an amalgam filling, nothing too major, got 'em fixed blah blah. Anyway, the dentist told me if I had flossed regularly I could have avoided all three of those cavities, they were between my teeth type of cavities.

    Moral of the story: Floss and avoid getting expensive cavities!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Sonata, you really need to work on your sarcasm detection skillz.
    The dentist is serious. She even tells me, "you should give your wife pointers" since my wife has flossed so hard all her life she had to have her gum line reconstructed.

    Unless you are there, I don't know how your own sarcasm dector can be working correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    My favourite floss is Oral-B Satin Floss. It's some kind of plastic or ??? rather than the conventional kind which shred between my tight as hell teeth. That being said, I'm not compliant about flossing, I don't do it nearly enough so:

    I hadn't gone to the dentist in at least 2 years because I didn't have insurance, so when I finally went I was dreading what they would find.

    They found three cavities, one that worked it's way under an amalgam filling, nothing too major, got 'em fixed blah blah. Anyway, the dentist told me if I had flossed regularly I could have avoided all three of those cavities, they were between my teeth type of cavities.

    Moral of the story: Floss and avoid getting expensive cavities!
    Pffft. I get cavities on purpose just so I can get my teeth drilled on. I'm that hardcore.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    I do not believe in sarcasm............... and I never employ it.......................
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luddite View Post
    I hadn't gone to the dentist in at least 2 years because I didn't have insurance, so when I finally went I was dreading what they would find.

    Three cavities, blah blah, edited for brevity

    Moral of the story: Floss and avoid getting expensive cavities!
    My dentist has a sign over her chair that reads "You do not have to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep."
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    Quote Originally Posted by crackerjab View Post
    Pffft. I get cavities on purpose just so I can get my teeth drilled on. I'm that hardcore.
    I drill my own teeth with my Makita and a dull, rusty bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    I have two cavities.
    *hangs head in shame*
    Brings my total count up to 5.

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    crackerjab - Sarcasm since 1979
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllenG View Post
    I have two cavities.
    *hangs head in shame*
    Brings my total count up to 5.
    You mean untreated cavities?

    I can't count the number of cavities I've EVER had, I have also had three root canals. One was on a front tooth that decided to start abcessing for no reason, it had no disease previous to that. I was amazed all I had was three relatively minor cavities after years of no dentistry, i guess the one under the filling was a little worse than the others but it's fixed now and not causing me problems.

    My dentist said even if I cant seem to floss every day, do it a couple/three times a week to start.

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    I use the wide floss, find that is easier than the ultra fine - too thin.

    A recent revelation - floss, then brush. Not the old brush then floss mantra.

    2 things I like better with flossing:

    first - it loosens up crap between the teeth first so the brush can get it out.
    second - kinda gross - but think about how long the food has been in between your teeth and how it could smell. Nor convinced - try flossing first and then smell your breath. Why would you want to release that into a freshly brushed mouth?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    my dentist has a sign over her chair that reads "you do not have to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep.":d
    +1

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    I totally feel the urge to floss now, lol.

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    Mah stomach just flopped over.

    Things lodged in dental crevices cease to be a food element, therefore - a spit is required as it haz become hazardous material.

    <dons yucky face>

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    I also enjoy flossing when I ride my bike. But that's only because I'm gangsta. I also like lacy floss.
    Your turtle skirt is exposing your FUPA.

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    So that's how you ripped your arm wide open. Mystery solved.

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    Flossing is good...the real questions...what do you use for floss? and Where do you get it from?

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