How to Make Flossing a Regualr Habit

  • By Medical Arts Dental
  • 27 Dec, 2017

You probably already have a list of New Year’s resolutions: spend less. Save more. Read. Hit the gym.

Is flossing on your list?


Experts say only  8 percent of people  actually keep their resolutions. The trick is to strive for a realistic goal; a small, incremental life change that can impact your life in the long run.


Flossing is just the thing. Though it takes just a few minutes each day, over time it can prevent cavities and gum disease. Here’s how to get started:

Remind Yourself – However You Need to

That might look like sticking a blank post-it to your mirror, or even setting an alarm on your smartphone. Humans are creatures of habit , but we only create habits if we remember to constantly repeat an activity.

Start Small

Of course, we want you to floss every day, but overshooting your goal can make it harder to hit. If you don’t floss at all, try once a week , at first. Slowly build up to once a day. You may end up liking, or even craving, the feeling.

Make it Easy

New Year’s resolutions stick when you  reinforce your willpower . If not, you might start strong right away, but slowly let the resolution go. When it comes to flossing, do this by  making floss accessible : whether that’s in your work bag or your bathroom. You’re less likely to floss if you can’t find it.


You may also want to think about non-traditional flossers if traditional floss isn’t your thing.  Flossing sticks  can be much more comfortable, and you can even use them one-handed.


Flossing as a New Year’s resolution can be easier than you think. Stick to these tips, and you’ll feel accomplished at the end of 2018, with cleaner teeth as an added bonus.


For more important information about dental health, check out  Medical Arts Dental , with comprehensive treatment planning and restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.


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By Medical Arts Dental 16 Jan, 2018

But according to a recent  survey , 23 percent of Americans have gone two or more days without brushing their teeth, and only four in 10 Americans floss once a day.


If you’re one of the 23 percent or the four in ten, you might be wondering how to make it a habit. It’s actually one of the easiest New Year’s resolutions you could make this year.
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Is flossing on your list?


Experts say only  8 percent of people  actually keep their resolutions. The trick is to strive for a realistic goal; a small, incremental life change that can impact your life in the long run.


Flossing is just the thing. Though it takes just a few minutes each day, over time it can prevent cavities and gum disease. Here’s how to get started:
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Unusual sleeping patterns sometimes mean we skip brushing. From the endless sugar sweets to the red wines and rich eggnog, it is important to make an extra effort this season.


Follow these 4 tips to keep your teeth white and clean during the holidays!

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Being afraid of going to the dentist creates a vicious cycle: people who fear going to the dentist won’t go often enough, resulting in even worse oral health and a greater need for dental work. The thing is, this fear is very common: much more common than you may think.


As an article in  Deardoctor.com  reports:

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