I had never flossed, let alone heard of it, until I was in the U.S. of A. and even then I think flossing only entered my life in the mid-1990s.
That is why I thought it was very funny that my young, 30ish, Sikh dentist wanted to know whether I had been flossing all my life. I came home and checked the history of flossing and on my next visit, 6 months, later put him right. He was very gracious.
I no longer floss per se. Instead I use plastic picks and go through quite few. My teeth and gums (for a man of my age) are ‘OK’, the only real problem being the staining due to my vast consumption of red wine, coffee and black tea. So other than bi-yearly cleanings dentist do not make any money from me — to their chagrin.
This take on flossing is interesting and will indubitably please many. I am, yet again, well covered. I have a ‘thing’ about using mouthwash. I gargle, vigorously, with mouthwash at least twice a day — with two different mouthwashes each time! That means I use mouthwash 4 times a day — the alternate mouthwash I use being diluted peroxide. I am a great believer in the magical properties of peroxide. I have, at any time, two large brown bottles under my sink. I use it for all sorts of things.
Anywho … This looked interesting and as such I wanted to share it with you.
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