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45% point out NO TIME is the main reason to stop flossing
For a lot of people to make flossing a habit that will stick for good might feel like a New Year resolution that starts with good intentions but fades away quickly. DentaVox survey on flossing habits revealed that this is the case for more than one-third of respondents who used to floss regularly but stopped. Lack of time is cited as the most common motive to exclude flossing from oral hygiene routines. It could be argued whether ‘no time’ is a valid argument or just an excuse, especially considering how frequently they used to floss. Only 13% of respondents cleaned spaces between teeth with floss after every meal, and for 36% of them, it was not a daily habit. Furthermore, the survey results indicate that issues encountered during routines are quite unlikely to have discouraged flossing quitters as 43% of them did not report any problems.
Find out more on why people are giving up on flossing in the infographic below:
Majority of flossing quitters used to do it every day
31% of survey participants admit they used to floss regularly but dropped this habit. For 64% of them, regular was at least once a day and the majority of them used to floss in the morning and in the evening. In contrast, 36% of people who gave up on flossing practiced it occasionally, 2–3 times a week.
Lack of time and other reasons to toss flossing
Тhe majority of respondents claim that they stopped flossing due to lack of time. Time considerations emerge in other studies, as well. For example, according to a survey conducted in the United States, 55% of respondents reported that they do not floss regularly because it is too time-consuming.
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