23 Jan Dental Floss Is Your Friend
When it comes to excuses for not flossing, Boynton Beach dentist Dr. Rosemary Baghdassarian, the power behind H.A.B. Dental in Boynton Beach and Boca Raton, says that she has heard it all. But even she was surprised to discover some of the other things you can use floss for.
“It turns out that dental floss makes a handy solution for all kinds of household problems,” says Jillie of One Good Thing. After doing her homework, Jillie offered a whole list of creative ways to use dental floss.
Here are some of our favorites from her list of dental floss hacks:
- Do your cookies tend to stick to the pan when you’re baking? Well, all you need is some unwaxed, unflavored floss, according to Jillie. “Just slide the floss underneath the cookies, and it will free them without causing and smushing or crumbling,” she says.
- Jillie likes to use floss when she is baking cinnamon rolls, too. “I always use floss when slicing cinnamon rolls before baking,” she says. “It’s the best way to do it without smashing them.” You can use the same trick on hard-boiled eggs, cake and even some cheeses and fruits. Again, you’ll want to stick with unwaxed and unflavored.
- Don’t have any kitchen twine lying around but you have a recipe that calls for it? Floss to the rescue! So don’t put the unwaxed, unflavored stuff away quite yet.
- You’re going to love this one (we did!). Does your faucet drip? Does it drive you crazy? “You can use floss to silence the drip until you have a chance to get it repaired,” she says. “Simply tie one end of a piece of floss around the end of the faucet, then guide the other end into the drain. As the water drips, it will cling to the floss and slide noiselessly into the drain.” Genius!
Of course, as Boca Raton dentist Dr. Rosemary reminds us, the very best thing you can use it for – waxed or unwaxed, mint flavored or unflavored – is simply flossing your teeth.