1. Pick one habit
To improve your chances of sticking to a habit, only take on one new one at a time. If your oral health routine only consists of brushing your teeth, then just add flossing to the mix to begin with. Once you’ve got that one down, you can move onto brushing your tongue and rinsing.
2. Connect habits
Pairing new habits with ones you already have makes them easier to stick to. In the context of flossing, this one’s easy. Floss right before you brush.
3. Focus on small wins
Instead of setting yourself a single daunting goal, break down your objective into smaller, achievable pieces. Changing from not flossing at all, to flossing every single day is a big leap, making the chances of failing quite high.
First, start by setting the goal of flossing until your gums no longer bleed. Then move onto flossing two or three times a week, and keep progressing from there. The smaller the steps, the easier it is to achieve them.