Common Household Remedies Request
I confess it: I hate flossing. And not only that, I hold to the bizarre and so clearly "just a rationalization" theory that my teeth are an ecology, and if I get them too clean, I could kill off beneficial bacteria and end up worse than before. (To be fair to myself, my theory was semi-borne out by my last trip to Thailand: Despite 7 (seven) years without dental care of any kind, I had only three cavities, and, except for the disintegrating molar caused by a poor filling from a corporate dental rental extraction machine, all were small.) That said:
I saw a Water Pik in the supermarket the other day, and I thought it might be worth it. The reason I don't floss, even though (caveats above) I "should," is that I literally hate, as in shudder, ick, Room 101-style hate, the act of flossing. Just something about manipulating the string into the gappy corners of my teeth. However, a Water Pik would make that problem go away, and might even do a better job than floss.
So, readers: Do any of you have experiences with a Water Pik, good or bad?