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The importance of flossing your teeth

“Flossing. It’s a habit dentists always tell us to create, but how many of us actually do it?“


Brushing your teeth twice a day might feel like second nature, but many people skip flossing, even though it only takes a few minutes. Don’t worry, even members of the littli team are guilty of adding flossing to the backburner of their oral care routines from time to time!

We have written this article to help you make floss your new best friend – and how the portable floss and littli electric toothbrush work together for a smile you can’t wait to show off.

The importance of flossing your teeth


Why should you floss?

A truth that might make you re-think your approach to flossing and oral care more generally is this: brushing alone only reaches 60% of your teeth’s surface. Think about all those spaces in between your teeth, harbouring bacteria and leading to excess plaque and debris, cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and other nasty oral health problems if not cared for properly.

By flossing at least once a day, you can reach every nook and cranny of your mouth for more powerful cleaning than just brushing. They say it takes an average of 66 days to form a habit, so start flossing every day for two months for a positive oral health routine that lasts a lifetime!


How do you floss?

Not flossing is a pain point for dentists globally, with only 47% of people in the US flossing every week. One of the main reasons is that floss and toothpicks can be tricky to use, especially when it comes to getting the right angle.

littli portable pop-up floss dispenser

The portable littli floss solves this issue, putting ease and convenience at the top of our priority list. Our thin, silky floss gives your teeth the powerful cleaning they deserve, no matter how tightly packed your teeth are. The floss also comes in a closed design dispenser to keep germs, water and dust out – and bring good oral health in.

Follow these quick and easy steps to kickstart your floss routine…

  • Step 1: After brushing your teeth with the littli electric toothbrush, grab a littli floss from the dispenser
  • Step 2: Hold the floss handle and gently rock the floss between two teeth
  • Step 3: Keep going until the floss reaches your gumline and you feel a slight resistance
  • Step 4: Carefully scape the tooth and repeat on the other side of the next tooth
  • Step 5: Repeat with each tooth, from the front incisors to the back molars
  • Step 6: Pop the portable littli floss dispenser in your bag or pocket to keep your mouth clean all day

…and you’re done! It should only take a few minutes, but the impact of flossing on oral health is massive. It’s time to enjoy the dental perks of powerful cleaning, with littli floss ready to make it happen.

littli electric toothbrush and floss set

We would love to know how often you floss and what difference the littli electric toothbrush and floss set makes to your oral care routine. You’re also invited to share this article with a friend or family member who keeps talking about flossing but is yet to turn it into a lasting habit.

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