Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Why I floss

kw: dental care

The number of people who report that they floss their teeth daily ranges from 22% to 48%, depending on how the pollster asked the question. Prior to about age 32, I was one of those who did not floss, and nobody had been able to convince me that I ought to do so. Then, when I went to graduate school, and moved to South Dakota, I got a new dentist.

The first time I went in for a cleaning, I saw a poster similar to this on the wall (different old codger). It got my attention, and the dentist never had to say a word. I've flossed ever since.

A friend recently mentioned why he flosses: He was told, "Just floss the teeth you intend to keep". It is all in how you say something!

No comments: