Don't Let Hand Pain Keep You from Flossing
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Don't Let Hand Pain Keep You from Flossing

I am proud to say that I have all my own teeth at the age of 65. While that may not sound unusual to some people, everyone in my family who is my age or older wears dentures. I always tell people that that flossing is the key to good dental health. I have arthritis in my hands, but I don't let it keep me from flossing every day. My trick is to use those little "flossers" you can buy at the drug store. They have plastic handles floss stretched out on top of the handle. These make flossing easier on days when my arthritis is acting up. I started this blog to let other people know that they can keep their teeth healthy into old age when they take care of them. If you have hand pain, find ways to make flossing easier, like I did.

Don't Let Hand Pain Keep You from Flossing

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  • Five Brushing Sins That Are Ruining Your Smile

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  • 5 Creative Tooth Fairy Ideas To Help Your Child Get Through The Process Of Losing Their Baby Teeth

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    It can sometimes be hard as a parent to get your children excited about practicing healthy oral hygiene habits, such as brushing their teeth daily and going to the dentist every six months. But when it comes time for your child to begin losing their baby teeth at around age five or six, the experience may be intimidating or frightening to them. You can improve your child's experience of losing each of their baby teeth by making each lost tooth episode fun and magical.

  • Dental Bridges: What Causes Them To Fail And How To Prolong Their Life

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