I went to the dentist yesterday(for the first time in while, embarrassingly), and while my overall gum health was good, I have developed a series of "small" cavities between my teeth from not flossing. I hate flossing; it hurts my gums and I irrationally fear my teeth are going to fall out when the floss gets stuck near on top of them. I didn't think many people did, so I ask -- do you floss?
I prefer the sweet nourishment of long grain tobacco on my teeth and gums, just let the leaf do all the work. soon you'll wonder how floss, and God willing, toothbrushes, ever were a daily staple in this thing we call life.
As stated earlier, your gums get used to flossing very quickly if you do it regularly. I prefer the individual floss picks that I can use at work. Of course, it ends up turning into a habit and they you overfloss (not sure if this is good or bad).
I used to not floss and the dentist told me my gums would start to recede from my teeth and they'd eventually fall out. When I started, my gums bled like bloody hell and it hurt. But after about 2 weeks, it got better, and now when I floss, no bleeding at all and my gums feel nice and healthy.
Needs a poll. I don't because it felt really uncomfortable...I can't get away with just mouthwash (well, in addition to brushing, of course)? My face is going to fall off if I don't floss? That sucks, because I don't like the feeling of putting something between my teeth, as weird as that sounds...