Great Uses for Dental Floss

Posted on Oct 4, 2012

Flossing before going to bed can decrease your chances of plaque build-up, dental caries and gum disease, but dental floss can do more for you than simply provide you with a flawlessly healthy and balanced smile. Your smile partners at Downtown Dental have the 5 best uses for floss, aside from great oral health care.

1. Decorate your walls

Dental floss is sturdy and perfect for hanging photos.

2. Help out your plants

If you have climbing plants, dental floss works great to direct your plants on how to grow.

3. Replace your shoelace

If your shoelace breaks, dental floss can help you out in a pinch.

4.  Stitch things up

Dental floss is unbelievably durable. Use it to stitch a button on without any problems.

5. Cut things up

No knives? No problem! Floss can easily slice into meals such as hard-boiled eggs, cheese, cake or jello.


Don’t forget floss’s most important use: cleaning the hard to reach spaces between your teeth! If you’re not sure how to floss or if you could like to book a dental cleaning, contact us today.

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