EXPERTISE

Dental flossing, to me, is a necessary evil. I have known great flossers in my time. Sadly, I am among none of them. On a good day I can use just two strips. On most days, however, it can be up to twelve. The first six seem to get stuck in my lower back teeth, then I need another six strips to un-jam the already wedged floss. Of course at this point saliva is pouring out of my mouth in torrents and I have visions of going about my day with strips of green thread hanging out of my mouth. I think there should be a manual that comes with this stuff at the drugstore entitled "The art of dental flossing", "Flossing made simple", or "Efficient tooth up-keep for the average Joe". Some of us quite clearly need help in this area!