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Survey Finds Winnipeggers Could Improve Flossing Habits

February 5, 2014 10:02 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

Dental FlossIf there’s one thing Winnipeggers could improve on dental hygiene-wise, it would be flossing.

DenTek has come out with their list of the best and worst cities in Canada for flossing, which found Winnipeg ranks fifth behind Edmonton, Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver.

“It’s surprising how many Canadians revealed that they never floss,” said Rachel Scharfman, DenTek’s brand manager. “Although 25 percent of Montreal’s respondents floss daily, 19 percent of respondents revealed they never floss, making it the city with the highest percentage of respondents not taking part in the habit at all.”

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, DenTek surveyed Canadians on whether they would go out on a date with a celebrity who had bad breath. Seventy-nine percent of those asked turned down a date with Brad Pitt, while 69 percent would turn down Jennifer Aniston.

Vancouver takes the title of Canada’s best flossing city, with 36 percent of Vancouverites surveyed declaring they floss daily. Toronto placed close to dead last with only 18 percent of Torontonians surveyed making flossing part of their daily routine, while St. John’s rounded out the list.

Winnipeg respondents were most likely to floss in front of their partner, with 59 percent of those surveyed claiming they floss in their partner’s presence.