It is an integral part of your oral care, but did you know that dental floss has other amazing uses as well? Not only is it strong and versatile, but it’s inexpensive and comes in a handy, portable package that’s perfect for stashing in your bag or around the home. Here are some ways to use dental floss that have nothing to do with your teeth:
In the Kitchen
Unflavored dental floss is actually the tool of choice for many chefs when it comes to cutting soft cheeses, cakes or hard boiled eggs. It can also be used to separate warm cookies from baking sheets and loosen dough from counter surfaces.
Separate Stuck-Together Photos
Don’t risk your precious memories by pulling apart photos that are stuck together or adhered to album pages. Use the floss to gently separate the photos from each other or to lift them off the sticky backing of album pages.
Waxed dental floss burns so you can wrap it around a bundle of kindling and light it to start a camp fire.
In the Garden
Use floss to gently tie tomatoes or other climbing vines to supports or trellises.
Quiet a Dripping Faucet
If the midnight drip-drip-drip of a faucet is making you crazy, tie one end of floss to the spout and let the other end reach the drain. Instead of dripping, the water will now slide silently down the floss.
Of course, at Town & Country Dental, our favorite use of dental floss is to keep your teeth and gums healthy! Call today for an examination, consultation or cleaning.
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