Brasil. Home of great music, beautiful beaches and – dental floss. Flossing is a long-standing custom or personal habit in Brasil. If you think you can explain this one, please comment on this posting. They really have the right idea. Maybe this will help you adopt a new habit. Go to a steakhouse in Rio de Janeiro or San Paulo and you will find on the wall either outside or inside the restroom – a dental floss dispenser! Not just the finest restaurants, but the lunch spots and the family places.
They think nothing of washing their hands and pulling out a few feet of floss from the dispenser, to take a few moments and fix their smile and their dental health.
And, they have another innovative approach that has gained popularity in Brazil, it’s a packaging innovation called the floss card. It is a little bigger than a business card, made of plastic, and it contains enough floss for about a week, or the next few days at least. The floss card is available in drugstores and convenience stops for about $2 and is little bit more convenient than the small plastic box here in the US that holds a reel of floss for a bigger supply of this dental healthcare tool that is second to none.
So take the glamour and the intrigue as part of the dental floss mystique- and adopt this important habit today. Give us a call at Katy Family Dentists for a checkup and a lesson on the quickest, most effective way to floss each day. 281 398 3432