Floss

floss

The results of my quick straw poll surprised me: most folk I know don’t floss their teeth. Even more surprising: it seemed none of them had ever tested their theory that it isn’t necessary. Yet such a test would be so easy to conduct: clean your teeth as you normally do, then floss. If the floss comes out clean and smelling sweet, you were right: no flossing required. If it comes out green and smelling like a badger’s bum: flossing is prescribed.
One cretin asked “Do I need to floss all of my teeth?”
I replied “No, just the ones you want to keep.”

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About micklively

Fifty-something, pacifist, six sigma black belt, lean implementer, brewer, vintner, guitarist, wood-turner, and slave to collies.
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4 Responses to Floss

  1. AnnIsikArts says:

    I’ve never smelled a badger’s bum, but I’m betting it smells a lot better than many human ones. Won’t make the comparison, though.

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