have you ever been in the dentist's chair and the assistant asks you if you floss and you naturally say - yes! well, i can so relate. here's the scoop from my friend wendy, who has worked with a dentist in charleston, s.c. for ever, really, it's been 30+ years, so she knows. she said that your answer can be - - yes, i do a couple times of week (that's if you really don't). only if your gums are swollen and red should you not say yes, because you will be b u s t e d ! and get busy flossing - everybody flosses, right?? thanks wendy!