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Default Apr 15, 2023 at 10:38 AM
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This is kind of embarrassing but I really struggle to take care of my teeth with regular brushing and flossing.

So I'm going to use this thread to track how well I do with brushing and flossing once/day going forward.

I'm hoping posting it publicly will help me stay on track.

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Default Apr 15, 2023 at 11:12 AM
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I'll be interested in following your thread. Flossing is my Achille's Heal.
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Default Apr 15, 2023 at 11:18 AM
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I loooooove flossing. The trick is to do it while you are sitting and say watching tv. Maybe brush your teeth first so you dont have big chunks, but i dont usually have this problem. Sitting down your back wont hurt and you wont be leaning towards the mirror. Keep the floss handy next to the tv remote!

Also, you know you wrap it around your two middle fingers, then guide it using the index fingers.

Hopefully following for help with my brushing.
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Default Apr 16, 2023 at 07:09 AM
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Flossed last night, but didn't manage to brush. Shooting for both today.

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Default Apr 16, 2023 at 07:18 PM
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I like to floss and then brush while in the shower. I don't feel rushed and it fits in with cleaning up and taking care of my physical person.

I'm also known for wandering around the house while brushing my teeth. No need to stand in front of the sink rather than do something else. Multitasking. Sort junkmail, refill the cat bowl, unload part of the dishwasher, etc.
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Default Apr 16, 2023 at 07:20 PM
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I heard of a trick which helps me floss. Instead of winding the floss around your fingers, make a circle the size of all the floss you will need, and move down the circle as you floss each tooth.

Also I use the picks and just wipe the floss with a tissue as I go.
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Default Apr 17, 2023 at 08:16 AM
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Well, didn't manage to brush, floss yesterday. I've got to try to do it earlier in the evening, as last night I fell asleep before I did it.

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Default Apr 17, 2023 at 08:21 AM
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I have to put 3 different eyedrops in, in the morning and night, with at least 5 minutes between each, so that is helping me set a routine. Like i brush in between drops. They say the best way is to link new activities to old ones. I need some sweet self-care routines. My elbows look like a t-rex.
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Default Apr 18, 2023 at 07:50 AM
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Another day fail - didn't manage to brush or floss yesterday.

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Default Apr 18, 2023 at 08:14 AM
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I think this is a great thread, well done for taking responsibility and trying to change, thatís incredible

I too struggle with self care at times. Especially when Iím low (currently). So I hope you donít feel alone!
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Default Apr 19, 2023 at 08:00 AM
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Yesterday was a better day. Managed to both brush and floss, so that feels good.

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Default Apr 20, 2023 at 06:02 AM
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Yesterday I managed to brush but not floss. I'm still counting it as progress.

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I struggle with it too. You're not alone.

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Default May 04, 2023 at 08:21 PM
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Been offline as my computer died and this site is hard to access on my phone. I'm currently at work. I'm doing better but still not great. I'm at least brushing every other night, and flossing about every 4'th night. Really need to get on this

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Default May 05, 2023 at 08:09 PM
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I think you're doing really well! I keep a few flossers in my pocket and use them while doing training at the computer. I sometimes skip brushing at night because it invigorates me and then I get the urge to stay up too late. I'd prefer to drop into bed as soon as I'm done with night-time chores.
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Managed to both brush and floss yesterday, so it was a win.

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Default May 07, 2023 at 11:09 AM
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I'm so happy to see this thread, though I'm sorry you struggle with this as well. I struggle with this a LOT. The past few days though I've managed to brush and floss three times a day.

I have a dentist appointment on Wednesday to get some fillings

I'm gonna keep posting in here because I feel it will motivate me

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Managed to both brush and floss yesterday, so it was a win.
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Default May 08, 2023 at 11:57 AM
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I overslept and missed brushing my teeth this morning. But am gonna do it this afternoon and also before bed

Iím also trying to cut back on coffee due to the acidity in it not being good for tooth enamel

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Default May 09, 2023 at 08:18 AM
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Managed to brush but not floss yesterday. Shooting for both today

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