Better than Flossing?

I saw a Listerine commercial last night that says it’s been proven to be more effective than flossing.  There’s a whole list of questions on the website that seem to say, "Yes, it’s better than flossing, but you should still floss."  But come on, who wants to floss?  It’s definitely my least favorite part of MY daily routine.  (Well, after getting up.  And after having to work for a living.)  Then again, Listerine is pretty painful to use.  But it’s 30 seconds of that (x2/day) compared to the ~3 minutes it takes to floss, and flossing is also much more annoying and more work.

Anyone going to the dentist anytime soon?  I want to know what if any advantages there are to flossing over Listerine.

In any event, now’s the time to buy some Pfizer stock... I bet Listerine sales are going to get a nice bump because of this commercial.

Posted by Anthony on 5 replies


01. Jun 17, 2004 at 07:34pm by jeremy:

flossing’s not that bad.  it is a pain because you have rip a long enough piece to spin around your fingers to keep hold of it.  hrm. i hate flossing.  i still cherish its utility tho.  it definately can win some fights listerine just doesn’t have fists to punch through.

02. Jun 17, 2004 at 09:13pm by Tasha Moyer:

If you need to cut cheese into thin slices, use a piece of unflavored floss, wrap it around, pull, and there you have it...a perfectly cut slice.
Hey, if I don’t get a chance to pick up a computer tomorrow, will you have time to come along with me on Saturday to Bestbuy?  If you can, come home a little earlier. I have to be home by 3ish to go to a dinner at Villanova. Thanks again!! xoxo

03. Jun 17, 2004 at 10:15pm by Anthony:

Sure, I can be home by 10 or 11.

Actually, since I’ll be driving through Reading anyway, do you want to just meet me at Best Buy at 11?

04. Jun 17, 2004 at 10:25pm by Anthony:

Jeremy... I like how you used "flossing’s not that bad" and "i hate flossing" in the same post :)

05. Jun 18, 2004 at 12:15pm by Tasha Moyer:

Ok, I’ll meet you at the Reading Best Buy @ 11.  Thanks!!

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