12 great reasons to always have dental floss on hand

You can do much more with dental floss than just clean your teeth

We’re guessing you probably have some dental floss lying around somewhere in your bathroom. If you don’t use it every day, then you might have bought it because your dentist told you to, only to abandon the endeavour after a few days. We agree with your dentist that it’s important to floss every day, but you can use the small white thread for much more than just your teeth!

You can use it to clean with, for example.

1. Dripping faucet

A dripping faucet is super annoying and it also wastes a lot of water. It needs to be fixed as soon as possible, of course, but if it’s already late at night, you won’t be able to do it right away. To not go completely crazy from the sound of dripping water, you can tie a piece of floss around the faucet. Make sure the end of the floss hangs in the drain. This way, you’re guiding the drops of water to the drain via the piece of floss and you eliminate the dripping.

2. Keyboard

You can floss your teeth, but you can also floss the keyboard of your computer! Wind the dental floss around your fingers and floss the dirt from underneath and in between the keys of the keyboard.

3. Stickiness

Want to remove a photograph from paper without ripping it? Use a bit of floss! Carefully move the floss to and fro in between the photograph and the paper to loosen it.

4. Glasses

Do you wear glasses but has one of the tiny screws gone missing, making your glasses very wobbly? Thread a small piece of floss through the hole of the screw and make a knot. This way, your glasses will stay put until you can have the tiny screw replaced.

5. Cake

Do you love to bake? When baking a layer cake, you usually bake the cake in one go and then slice it into the different layers afterwards. It’s smart to do this with a piece of string or floss. Stick toothpicks or cocktail sticks into the sides of the cake, using a ruler to make sure they’re all at the same height. Wrap a piece of floss around the cake, just above the toothpicks and then carefully pull in a slow motion, so the cake gets sliced. Tip: don’t use floss with an added flavour (like menthol) for this trick. Take a look at the video below to see how this trick works exactly!

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