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Why working professionals should make floss part of the 9 to 5.

3 Benefits to Flossing at the Office

October 18, 2016

Don’t double-cross floss. Regardless of what the Associated Press reported, you still need to clean between your teeth. Brushing only cleans 60% of teeth surfaces. Flossing covers the rest.

Don't have time at home? Consider flossing elsewhere.

Here are 3 reasons to do the deed at work:

1. Get it over with.

We know you’d rather clean your toilet than floss your teeth, so get it over with at the office. Time of day doesn’t matter, as long you floss at least once.

2. Take a brain break.

Brain breaks boost productivity. Approximately every 90 minutes, your brain cycles from its highest attention to its lowest attention. And one of the best ways to reset your mind is to do an activity that’s out of the ordinary. Use your timeout for good—floss those pearly whites!

3. Please your coworkers.

Meetings and foul breath go together about as well as toothpaste and orange juice. Flossing removes food particles between teeth that can cause bad breath. Just remember to floss away from your desk.

Make sure you’re flossing the right way with these step-by-step instructions.