Floss is an essential part of your oral health care routine, along with brushing at least twice a day for at least 3 minutes and visiting Kerrisdale General and Cosmetic Dentistry for your regular oral health care checkup every six months.
Flossing right before bed can reduce your chances of plaque build-up, tooth decay and gum disease but did you know dental floss can do more for you than just give you a perfectly healthy smile?
Read on for 10 Great Thing you can do with Dental Floss around your house!
1. Hang Pictures
2. Make Flower Garlands
3. Create a Healthy Dog Toy
4. Tie up a Roast
5. Floss your Furniture
The advantage of dental floss is that it can clean in hard-to-reach places, including crevices in your furniture that a simple dusting won’t get.
6. Help out your Plants
If you have climbing plants, you can give them a little support with dental floss.
7. Use as Emergency Shoelace
If your shoelace breaks, you can use dental floss to keep your shoe on and carry on with your day!
8. Sew Things Up
Dental floss is incredibly strong – you can use it to sew a button or fix a tear in your clothing.
9. Use as a Knife
If you’re missing cutlery, you can use a piece of floss to cut into food such as hard-boiled eggs, cheese, cake or jello.
10. Rescue your Old Photos
If you have 2 photos stuck together in an album, gently slide a piece of floss in between them to separate them without any damage.
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If you’re wondering about the correct way to use floss when it comes to cleaning your teeth, please watch the informative video below courtesy of Colgate:
At 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre in Vancouver, we recommend brushing your teeth with fluoride toothpaste for at least three minutes and at least twice a day as part of a healthy oral health care routine, but did you know you can also use toothpaste around the house?
Read on for the 10 things you can do with toothpaste – aside from achieving excellent oral health care:
Standard non-gel toothpaste can help relieve the itch from an insect bite and keep you from scratching at the site. Try it!
In a pinch, toothpaste (and a little water) is a great hand sanitizer. As a bonus, if you’ve just chopped onions or garlic, you can neutralize the odour with a bit of toothpaste/water.
Nail holes generally require professional putty to fix but with a little bit of inexpensive toothpaste, you can fill in the hole and touch up with paint afterward.
By scrubbing your diamond ring with a little bit of toothpaste on an old toothbrush, you could have your diamond looking as if you had just bought it!
Always out of aloe? Put toothpaste on your burn right after it happens to help relieve the stinging sensation.
Little one been drawing on the walls again? Get a damp rag with a little bit of toothpaste on it and simply wipe away the residue.
Forget tape or thumb tacks, simply put a dab of toothpaste on the back of posters to hang it without damaging the wall.
It is only recommended to use this tip at most once a week, but by putting a small dab of toothpaste on a pimple before bed, it should be cleared up by morning!
Polish your scratched glasses with a dab of toothpaste and they should look like new instantly!
Many swimmers swear by toothpaste for keeping their goggles free of food. Simple wipe it on, clean it off and enjoy a fog-free view.
However, don’t forget toothpaste’s most important role! Brush twice daily, floss regularly and visit 123 Kerrisdale Dental Centre in Vancouver for a fantastically healthy smile you’ll be proud to show off!
Our practice puts the health and safety of our patients and staff as our top priority. With that in mind, we have made the difficult decision that we will be temporarily closing our clinic until further notice.
We will continually evaluate and closely monitor the situation as it unfolds and will be sending updated communication as soon as we have updated information.
We value your patience during these difficult times and encourage everyone to stay safe and healthy and to follow the directions of Health Canada and your local health authorities.
If you experience a dental emergency, please contact the 123Dentist emergency line at (604) 805-2500.