I hope Dr. Naumann, my childhood dentist, is reading this somewhere. For the first time … ever, probably, I purchased dental floss. And I am actually using it. On my teeth. I’m not consistent, but I do it. In fact, I have fibers of mango wedged between my lower incisors right now, and I can’t wait to get home and dig for them.
I don’t floss. Never have. I have been told my whole life that flossing helps prevent tooth decay. All I knew was, it hurt my gums. And my fingers. Plus, it’s gross. Do I regret it? Stare into my complete absence of dental work while I say, “Nooooooooooooo.”