Monday, January 25, 2010

New Floss

Confession time: I have not always been a regular flosser. I'm an avid twice-a-day brusher, but for some reason flossing has had a hard time working it's way into my nightly routine next to the more easily habituated tooth brushing and face washing and moisturizing. I've tried, folks, I really have, but the habit has a habit of not sticking.

Part of the reason, I suspect, is that I hate the floss itself. The waxed kind is, well, waxy, and always seems to leave behind little chunks of wax. Ew. The unwaxed stuff is too hard and hurts my gums, even when I'm really careful. I had a large spool of unwaxed floss for a pretty long time, and I finally used it up last week; despite my above comments, I have been flossing regularly - if not daily - for one month and going strong. Woot!.

Once that hateful old spool of unwaxed floss was gone, I felt free to try the Crest Glide floss my friend Kerry accidentally left here when she visited last July (Ker, if you're reading this, the floss fell off the shelf into the laundry basket, which is probably why you couldn't find it when you were packing). Let me tell you, kids, I have seen the light. Apparently while I was spending all that time hating on flossing, somebody actually came up witha floss that gets between teeth without collateral (gum) damage AND doesn't leave behind a horrible residue. I'm not a paid spokesperson, I swear. This floss is just really awesome.


Kerry said...

A HAH! That floss seriously is the shit, though, despite its appallingly high price (I think that little thing cost like $4.50). Glad you and your gums are enjoying it :)

Alli said...

Holy cow, Kerry, I didn't know (but should have guessed) that relief for my gums would come at such a cost! I'm totally buying you a replacement floss when I get home. :)

Kerry said...

No, you don't need to! I wasn't grousing about how you robbed me of the most expensive item of my toilette--I just wanted to warn you so you wouldn't experience sticker shock when you came back here.

Kristen said...

We are the same, flossing is hard for me due to my huge fingers and I can't manage to navigate the floss inside my mouth even if I am in front of a mirror. That is why I bought floss which is attached to a plastic stick, that way, it won't be hard for me to floss.

With that floss (which I forgot what it was called), it is like my flossing-related dream has come to life. When I visited my dentist (Rock Hill), he told me that my teeth look better than the last time.

Kathy Frederickson said...

Oh, it only took a roll of floss somebody left behind for you to do it regularly. Haha! How does it feel now that you have found the right floss for you? As they say, anything free should be accepted. LOL!