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Ltryptophan's avatar

How many inches of floss do you pull?

Asked by Ltryptophan (10615points) October 22nd, 2011

Three feet? 2 inches? I’m asking how much for each pull, not how much total for a session.

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Nullo's avatar

I guesstimate a foot.

gondwanalon's avatar

About 18 inches per pull. I like to use a fresh section of the floss for each tooth.

njnyjobs's avatar

about 8–10 inches

Aethelflaed's avatar

The one inch or so on those little floss pick thingies.

Hibernate's avatar

Like @Aethelflaed said :D Those are the best.

filmfann's avatar

A foot to 18 inches.

CWOTUS's avatar

Ditto @Aethelflaed & @Hibernate. I keep a bag of them at my desk at work for after lunch or snacks, and I keep some handy near the couch as well, while I’m watching television and snacking there, too.

Aethelflaed's avatar

@CWOTUS I have a ziplock baggy in my car that has some of the floss thingys, and some safety pins (because, you never know when you’ll need a safety pin). It’s wonderful, because I often have to eat the last few bites of my breakfast in the car on my way to school.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Less than a foot, for sure. I prefer the floss picks but I am definitely stingy with floss.

Brian1946's avatar

About 18”-20”.

ANef_is_Enuf's avatar

About 6 inches.

renee_chaine's avatar

Hahaha Such an interesting question. Probably like a foot. lol

talljasperman's avatar

3 feet and I wind it loosely around my finger and ravel the used portion on the other fingers from the other hand. Per tooth I do whatever I feel like… for the tight teeth I use smaller amounts.

Ltryptophan's avatar

I like @gondwanalon‘s answer best. It raises the question what is the most efficient way to go about flossing every tooth, with the least waste, using clean sections for each gap?

Ltryptophan's avatar

@talljasperman you really pull out three uninterrupted feet at a time?

Ltryptophan's avatar

If all or some of your teeth have large gaps does the dentist still advise flossing them??? Is there gap floss?

Lightlyseared's avatar

@Ltryptophan interdenatal brush for those teeth

talljasperman's avatar

@Lightlyseared Usually…. but I’m not OCD about it.

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jackieb33's avatar

about ½ of an inch, I use oral-b floss picks… you can get way better reach with them and use less : )

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