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Set a visual reminder.Put your spool of floss on your nightstand. Next to your toothbrush. In the lunch bag you take to work. Heck, put it in the shower! Stick a red post-it note on your mirror. Seeing the floss or any type of visual cue will jolt a reminder for you.
Multitask.Among your busy work hours, your many social events, and your frequent travels… who has time to floss, right? Surely, you are doing something hands-free throughout your day however. Watching TV? Lying in bed? Stuck in terrible traffic? Multitask!
Attach the habit to an existing one.Convince yourself that you will absolutely not brush your teeth without flossing. They are not two activities, they are one. Eventually you will link the habits together and it will feel lacking to do one without the other.
Remember – it takes about three weeks to develop any habit so take the first step in this commitment and you will surely find the road towards becoming a habitual flosser with healthy gums.