Flossing and meditation

We all know that flossing is an important part of looking after our teeth and gums. It helps us avoid gingivitis and cavities between our teeth.

However, it can be very difficult to stick to flossing as part of our routine when life gets busy.

In this post, we’ll tell you how you can make flossing more fun by combining it with something else: meditation.

How to start

  • Choose your setting. To get started, make yourself comfortable by changing and getting ready for bed. Complete any skincare routines you have so that your flossing and mediation can be the last thing you do before drifting off to sleep. Put on some music that you find soothing. If you can, dim the main lights in your bathroom and light some candles. Get out your choice of floss.
  • Start small. Beginning to meditate can be difficult but it is important to remember that there is no right or wrong way to do it. You might enjoy listening to a guided meditation or you could start with a very simple technique: Pay attention to the sensations of taking in and letting out deep breaths.
  • Relax. The most important outcome of meditation, whichever form you choose, is to relax and focus your attention inwards. Allow thoughts to come and go naturally, without judgement or analysis.
  • Repeat. With both flossing and meditation, it is important to be gentle and to keep doing it. It may feel strange the first time you do it but experiment until you find a way that works for you.

Why do flossing and mediation work so well together?

People skip flossing because it’s boring, it feels like a chore and it can often be the last thing we feel like doing after a hard day.

Combining flossing with meditation makes it a calming and pleasant experience with benefits for the mind and mouth. Ideally, both flossing and meditation should be done daily so this makes it a perfect combination.

Meditation is free, easy to learn, and can enhance your well-being. Among other benefits, meditating is thought to lower blood pressure, relieve stress, aid insomnia, help to manage depression and anxiety, and generally contribute to a better quality of life.

When we incorporate self-care and meditation into our flossing routine, we can soothe our minds and general wellbeing, whilst we also attend to our oral health.

Try meditating while flossing for a week and see how you feel!

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