Flossing Having perfect teeth requires excellent oral hygiene everyday. Starting this habit from a very young age is critical to preserving the enamel before the teenage years take their toll. If you find flossing is a mouthful of fingers, consider the Verifresh floss stick or Piksters. (Video on how to use Piksters and floss stick). Your dentist can also show you how. If every-one flossed everyday, us dentists would be out of the job.