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A Thread to Success: Achieving Consistent Flossing in the New Year

January 17, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jay Oza @ 2:15 pm
A man flossing for his New Year's resolution

Now that the ball has dropped and the new calendar is on the wall, it’s officially a new year. That means it’s time to start hammering out New Year’s resolutions. Many want to improve their teeth in some way, so they start with oral hygiene. Flossing is often the most overlooked aspect of oral routines, so how can you make sure you do it more often?

If you want some sure-fire strategies for flossing greatness, continue reading.

1. Set Achievable Goals

If you’re serious about stepping up your flossing game, then you’ll need to start with setting some goals. When most people begin their goal setting, they tend to set the bar too high so they can never reach it. Don’t do that! Set some realistic goals. If you’re starting from zero, begin by flossing three times a week, then add more days after meeting that goal!

2. Choose the Right Tool

Floss doesn’t have to be boring. In fact, there are several tools that can help you floss more often. Flavored floss can make the experience more fun by adding a little taste stimulation. There are also floss picks that make the motions easier to manage and less time-consuming. If you really want to go all-in on your flossing routine, an electric water flosser could be the answer.

3. Create a Routine

The best way to ensure that you continually floss is to make it a habit. To do that, you need a simple routine that you can stick to. Plan out your oral hygiene routine starting with brushing, then moving to flossing, and then to rinsing. Do this at the same time every day. As you start to gain confidence in your routine, you can bump the brushing and rinsing up to twice a day.

4. Make it Enjoyable

Turn on your favorite music, podcast, or audiobook while you floss. Creating a positive and enjoyable experience can make it more likely that you’ll stick to your resolution.

5. Track Your Progress

Keep a flossing journal or use a mobile app to track your progress. Celebrate small victories and milestones to stay motivated.

6. Enlist a Flossing Buddy

Partner with a friend, family member, or roommate who shares the same resolution. Having a flossing buddy can provide mutual support, accountability, and encouragement.

By incorporating these practical tips into your routine and planning you can turn flossing into a regular and rewarding habit. Remember that consistency is key, and small steps can lead to significant improvements in your oral health. Here’s to a new year filled with healthy habits and a radiant smile!

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