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Floss (NYR Pt. II)

 Written by    January 8, 2018

One of my goals for 2018 is to floss. I’m almost positive this was one of my New Years’ Resolutions last year, but yet here we are again.

Call me gross, but I’m unashamed to admit it: I don’t regularly floss my teeth.

Every six months when I have my dentist appointment, I lie. The hygienist asks, “Do you floss?” Every six months I confidently respond, “Yes.”

The hygienist usually responds, “Great, keep up the good work.” I take that as an OK to continue not flossing for another six months.

Honestly I think my dental hygienist sees right through me and believes the best way to get me to floss is by guilting me into it. If that’s the case, she’s smart. I sincerely hope to follow through this year.

I know I’m among millions of Americans who don’t floss and say that they do, but in 2018 I want to repair my relationship with my dental hygienist. I want to stop lying and start flossing. Maybe I’ll end up with a cleaner mouth, too.



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