Unexpected Uses For Dental Floss, The Multi-Tasker In Your Medicine Cabinet

If you ask your dentist, they’ll probably say flossing is as important as brushing your teeth. But they never explain that dental floss can be used for other purposes. While floss is thin, it is unusually strong and has various uses that you might find come in handy.

Try removing old pictures from albums with floss so they’re not accidentally damaged. Or use floss to hang Christmas ornaments when you run out of hooks. Did we pique your interest? Well, there are more hacks to learn about if you keep scrolling.

Cutting Soft Cheese Has Never Been Easier

Cutting Soft Cheese Has Never Been Easier
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Natasha Breen/REDA&CO/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Soft cheeses, such as goat cheese and brie, can be a bit difficult to cut with a knife. The cheese is so sticky (in the best way) that it does nothing but latch onto the cutting utensil. Even specially designed cheese cutters have difficulty with the softer varieties.

So, the next time you have a nice cheese platter, think about cutting the soft cheese with some dental floss. The strong string will cleanly slice right through without any sticking! And you don’t have to wash it afterward, either.