Dentists instruct their patients on proper brushing and flossing techniques for a good reason. We all have been told that gum health requires brushing twice a day and flossing and that failure to take care of our teeth and gums can lead to gum disease.
Flossing has never been a regular or easy habit for me to adopt. I have had bleeding gums at the dentist since my teen years. I would leave the dentist after each cleaning with plans to start flossing, but they quickly fell through after just a few days. To compound my disinclination, my teeth are very close together and flossing is difficult for me.