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Do you floss?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on July 17, 2011

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“Yes. Every night.”

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“No, although I did floss the other day for the first time this year.”


OTSPolice 6 years ago

I think his/her "First" is a reference to being the first commenter, not the first person to respond with a "No". Thus, the periods after each word. "First No" would make your reply relevant, but that's not what it says.

OTSPolice 6 years ago

How does that answer the question?

Raymond Munoz 6 years ago

Absolutely. Every night before bed!

RoeDapple 6 years ago

Well since the question doesn't have to be qualified by how often . . . Yes.

RoeDapple 6 years ago

OTSPolice (anonymous) replies… "How does that answer the question?"

Back at you bro . . .

Bill Lee 6 years ago

Not as often as I should, and my teeth have paid the price.

appleaday 6 years ago

I know someone who asked a dentist which teeth they should floss. The dentist replied, "Only the ones you want to keep."

LadyJ 6 years ago

Just think of all that floss thrown away every day. What does it do to our eco system? There has to be a way to reuse it. There are suggestions on the web for alternate uses for floss So save the floss for sewing on buttons, slicing eggs, and tying up plants.

LadyJ 6 years ago

Strange, it works on the preview comment page.

RoeDapple 6 years ago

I used to go to a dentist who told me I had excellent teeth. After his wife filed for divorce he decided I needed $36,000 worth of work. My new dentist says I have excellent teeth. I hope he doesn't get divorced.

Terry Sexton 6 years ago

Those 'Reach' flossers with the toothbrush-like handle & the replaceable floss head have converted me to a regular nighttime floss guy. Before that I just lied to the hygienist & dentist. They'd say 'Sure, we believe you' and dig extra hard under the gum line. Ouch. Don't fib to the dentist, folks. They ain't stoopid.

RoeDapple 6 years ago

"Don't fib to the dentist, folks. They ain't stoopid."

My former dentist was stupid enough to try to make me believe I needed to help him pay his alimony.

Terry Sexton 6 years ago

well, ok, the former Mrs. Dentist is apparently smarter than her ex.

H_Lecter 6 years ago

Glide. It's so strong that you could floss your teeth and then strangle someone with the same piece.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years ago

You shouldn't floss, because if you do you're more likely to live to long and then run out of money in your golden years.

People who floss regularly live on average several years longer than those who do not.

But, a nurse once told me that statistic might be misleading, because those who floss regularly tend to take much better care of their body.

So, never mind.

verity 6 years ago

Why is dental floss so expensive?

Is fishing line cheaper? If so, I might try that.

Ron Holzwarth 6 years ago

You only think it is expensive because you were looking at name brand products. Name brand dental floss is probably three times the price of the generic one that I use.

I use Equate Dental Floss Mint Waxed, you can buy it at Wal Mart at a very low price. I am very happy with it.

verity 6 years ago

Why is dental floss so expensive?

Is fishing line cheaper? If so, I might try that.

verity 6 years ago

What the . . . ?

How did that happen?

8ball 6 years ago

oral-it makes my teeth bleed,anal-whenever i wear my thong

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