Dear everyone in the dental profession...
I hate to be the one to break this to you, but we here outside of the dental profession don't really think about teeth a whole lot.
Yes, I am aware that flossing is vital to my health, but shit I'm tired and I just want to go to bed so I'll do it completely the next night alright?
Yes, I am aware how tooth decay works. No, you don't have to explain what pH means or how bacteria and white blood cells work. Trust me, I learned about them before and still remember how it all works.
I'm sorry my gums bleed. You keep saying it like I have some sort of control over it, or if I chose the "super bleedy gums that will get in the way of cleaning properly" off a shelf at Costco. I assure you, I have no control over it.
Yeah, I'll try to floss more completely and more often, but I'm not going to go crazy on it. I'm ok with you having to clean a lot of junk off my teeth every few months.
Let me just say upfront that I might not dutifully use a 2min egg timer to time my brushing twice a day with your special toothpaste, and the chances that I reset the timer for 1min with your special mouthwash (which I may not measure to the exact amount with the cup you provided) in the morning and night, every single day for the next six months are kind of slim. Sorry. It's called being human and busy with other stuff.
Like I said, I hate to be the bad guy here. Please don't shoot the messenger, but we here in the real world don't think about our teeth as much as you do.