We all know that flossing is key to good oral hygiene, but a lot of us aren’t doing it, at least not correctly anyway.
A new poll by waterpik finds that only 16% of people floss every day, while 20% do it only when necessary, 28% do it between one an three times a week, and 8% don’t do it at all. As for why they don’t do it, 55% say it’s because they can’t fit it into their schedule, 15% say it’s painful, 9% find it disgusting, with forgetfulness, and laziness are also an excuse.
Of course, when something is caught between their teeth, people will do what they can to get it out, but far too many people grab anything but floss for the job. Believe it or not, 61% of folks say they’ve used a fingernail to get food out from between their teeth, while 40% have opted for a folded piece of paper and 21% have used cutlery. What’s worse, 14% have actually used safety pins, while 7% have used a strand of their own hair.
Source: The Daily Mail