Coming up as a kid, I was taught to brush twice per day, but I wasn’t taught about the importance of flossing your teeth. I rarely if ever flossed my teeth at all throughout my younger years.
Unfortunately this bad habit followed me into my young adulthood. My teeth were pretty and white but my gums were red and bleeding. One day when I was about 23 years old I finally got the courage to go to the dentist after many years (I had a mild case of dental phobia).
“You’ve got gum disease,” the dentist said.