I've been wearing my last pair of contact lenses for several months now. (Whoops!) Now that my insurance has kicked in, I finally broke down and went to the optometrist. My favorite part is answering the questions, "Which one is clearer? This one... or this one? This one... or this one? This... or this?" ad infinitum.
While waiting my turn on the cold, hard, plastic chin rest, I was flipping through a magazine with the cover story, "Make Good Sex Great" woohoo!!!!! When I say flipping, what I mean was trying frantically to locate that article before my name was called. I tried the index at the front of the magazine, but in my eagerness to locate the article I couldn't find it listed under whatever pseudonym they had given it to hide its location as the last article in the magazine, thus necessitating a careful perusal of each page as I attempted to locate this treasure trove of advice.
As I was searching, I came across this... and yes I did immediately whip out my cellphone and snap a pic of it. :P In fact, the one I took while holding the magazine didn't turn out as well as the one I took when I placed the magazine on the end table and snapped a birds eye view pic looking straight down on it.
Unfortunately, the quote was a one-offer and had no follow up tips or information. So with a little help from google I found the following advice.
To receive maximum benefits from flossing, use the following proper technique:
1- Wind the floss around your middle finger, leaving an inch or two of floss to work with.
2- Holding the floss tautly between your thumbs and index fingers, slide it gently up-and-down between your teeth.
3- Gently curve the floss around and never snap or force the floss, as this may cut or bruise delicate tissue.
4- Use clean sections of floss as you move around your mouth.
5- To remove the floss, use the same back-and-forth motion to bring the floss up and away from the teeth.
Floss can be waxed or unwaxed and comes in a variety of flavors.
Remember to floss daily, even if you don't have a partner.
This has been a public health advisory from your friendly neighborhood blogger- Fiery.