If you sometimes skip flossing, you're not the only one. A survey conducted by the American Academy of Periodontology found that more than one-third of people would rather do an "unpleasant activity" (like wait in line at a register or wash the dishes) than floss daily. An electric flosser might make the task more enjoyable.
Flossing removes food particles and other debris from between the teeth, reducing the risk of gum disease and helping improve your overall oral health. But maneuvering string floss around your teeth can be a pain. If you've been avoiding flossing because it's too tricky or because you just don't like the traditional method, an electric flosser may be a suitable alternative.