I ❤ my dental hygienist. I’m a “non-compliant flosser” (even though I have the best intentions, I cannot handle flossing my own teeth with normal dental floss on a regular basis) so she has given me some new alternative flossers (little silicone picks as well as a flosser on a handle). It has helped with my gums and also helped with the guilt I felt about not being able to floss my teeth like most people do. Dental hygienists are your friends! Once you find the right one, it makes such a difference.