Fun Uses for Dental Floss

 In General

Flossing is a hard habit to maintain, but it is important for your teeth’s health to floss daily. Flossing helps you avoid gum disease, prevent tartar build up, avoid cavities, stop bad breath and reduce the risk of heart disease. But there are even more ways to use dental floss than to maintain healthy teeth and gums. Since it is made with nylon fibers, floss is stronger than string or thread, and easy to work with. Here are some unique ways to use your dental floss:

Hanging: use dental floss to hang pictures, Christmas ornaments, or any small object.

Sewing: it is great for mending shirts, bags, or putting on buttons.

Knife: if it is wrapped tightly around one finger on each hand you can cut cakes, fruit, cheese, and bread.

Cooking: slide floss under cookies to lift them easily off the cookie sheet.

Fishing: if a fishing line breaks, dental floss is a great replacement.

Dryer: use floss as a clothesline for when you are hiking or traveling.

Plumber: silence a leaky faucet by tying the floss around the opening and letting it hang down into the sink so the drips slide noiselessly down the floss.

Chew Toy: dental floss tied in the shape of a bone can be a toy and a great way to remove a dog’s plaque and tartar.

Buy some floss today to freshen your teeth and gums, but have some fun with it too!

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