Liv Tyler tells how her father, Steven Tyler (of Aerosmith) taught her to floss her teeth. He took her into the bathroom and helped her floss one
time. With the operation complete, he told her, "Now, smell it." She held the used floss right up to her nose (you know how bad it smells?) and
She says that, from then on, she has flossed EVERY DAY.
Um, eww. My son would vomit if I made him smell it. Heck, he'd vomit if I tried to floss his teeth.
One thing may help my to get my son to floss. He lost his first tooth yesterday and I noticed a brown spot on it. It looks like the beginning of a cavity. So, I told him that it's a cavity and that he needs to floss so that he doesn't get any more cavities.
We will see if that works.
By the way, Tom Hamilton (of Aerosmith) adopted the baby that my brother and his girlfriend had many years ago. It's strange to think that my blood nephew is being raised by a semi famous person. (my brother and his girlfriend actually got taken out to eat by the Hamiltons while in CA)
I use dental floss every so often, then I swish around some listerine and spit it all out.
It usually hits the sink
Liz, I trust you know best what works for your son.
Hmm. My dentist told me flossing was bad for you.
My friend's dentist told him only to floss because brushing was bad for you.
I don't like flossing coz I end up bleeding.
Slow day at the office, BG? I must have missed this thread first time around, so, here is my 2P worth.
All of the dentists that I've seen in the past few years, and it has been a few, have recommended flossing, brushing and using a rinse like listerine. In fact, my current dentist has added another one to the list which is brushed on, after the first brush. I also have to use a flouride treatment, that is normally only done while at the dentist. If I did everything the dentist wanted me to do, I'd be living in the bathroom and only coming out to visit the dentist!
Thanks BG! I'll remember you next time I step over a cow pat!
My son is now 6 and still hasn't had a cavity. He hasn't flossed once. I do hope he will allow it soon though.
Liz, it's good to see you again.
I didn't realize your son was still so young.
I think the battery-powered toothbrushes now available are pretty cool. A few decades ago, nothing like them was on the market.
Electric toothbrushes have been around since Adam was a boy, Scholar,certainly since I was very young, and, no, I didn't have one! They certainly weren't as efficient as those we have now.