The patients of Schumacher & Bauer, DDS certainly know that flossing once per day is an incredibly important part of their oral health plan. We’re sure that all of our patients remember to floss daily, of course.

In addition to flossing daily, here are 12 more fun ways to use floss around the house. Flossing not only will improve your overall health and wellbeing, it can even help you with these handy tricks.

12 Clever Uses for Floss

  • Line Drying Clothing
  • Replacing Shoelaces
  • Supporting Climbing Plants
  • Hanging Household Items
  • Making Dreamcatchers
  • Removing Sticky Old Photos
  • Separating Cookies from a Baking Sheet
  • Slicing Cake
  • Tying Back Hair
  • Locking Luggage
  • Sewing
  • Quieting a Dripping Faucet

See the full slideshow of household tips on how to use your extra floss, and don’t forget to floss every day!

Source:, “Uses for Dental Floss: 12 Quick Tricks Around the House,” September 18, 2013