Saturday, December 31, 2011

Floss or Die

I'm making one simple New Year's Resolution this year, and that's to floss my teeth every night.

I don't know why, but I've never made flossing a routine habit. I've gone through phases where I've flossed regularly, but then I get busy and overwhelmed, and for some reason, oral hygiene goes right out the window.

Isn't that silly? I'm pretty sure the 30 seconds it takes to floss won't detract from my other initiatives.

So, now I've done a bunch of internet research, and I've discovered that I should floss not only because my dentist tells me to, but also because flossing is linked with longevity. Also, people who floss are less likely to have heart disease, diabetes, bad breath, and babies with low birth weight. That last one really doesn't impact me becase a) I have huge babies, and b) I'm not having any more babies. But still, isn't that interesting?

One website I found was called Floss or Die. That's serious! So, in 2012, I'm going to floss instead of dying.

And now, only one more post to go in the blogging challenge. I think I'm going to do a recap of the blog in 2011. Remember how we did that last year? We'll see if I can get it done.


mm said...

I started flossing every night when I had a cavity in between my teeth... horrible.

jdoc said...

I am a speed flosser. I just like to get it done. I think I still have bad breath, though. I need a different solution for that.

LH said...

Flossing is good. My brother in law always says, "You don't have to floss all your teeth. Just the ones you want to keep."

Jdoc, remember to wrap the floss around each tooth, going both directions.

Anonymous said...

As someone who flosses twice a day and gives you floss for Christmas ( as a stocking gift ), I support you in this resolution! I just like how my mouth feels and my check-ups go so smoothly... and that research has re-enforced my healthly compulsion! mom