Dental Floss and Thanksgiving

Dental floss and Thanksgiving are not often mentioned in the same sentence.  I suppose they seem related.  30 years ago in a dentist’s office in Pittsburgh I saw a needle work on the wall opposite the torture chair I was seated in.  It read : “FLOSS ONLY THE TEETH YOU WANT TO KEEP.”

That was good advice.  I still had all my teeth and I meant to keep it that way.  Flossing is a good habit.  Good habits are what we all need, thank you Dr. Seuss!

Well, the years rolled by, and I got out of the habit.  Now 40 years later and a few teeth shy, north and south, the wisdom came back to me.  I got out of the habit.  I lost a few teeth.  I’m starting to floss again.  Two weeks straight! 

Here’s where Thanksgiving comes in.  I got out of my good eating habits.  I ate more than I should have.  I did not make wise choices in what I was eating.  Now, eaters remorse sets in.  Get back into my routine.  Eat healthy food, small portions, 5 or 6 little meals a day.  Exercise most days, 6 days a week.  Floss only the teeth I want to keep.

Good habits are important.  It is important to keep good habits going.  Next challenge, Christmas.  Then New Years.  Then the Super Bowl.  It doesn’t end.  Even if you stumble.  Even if you fall.  Get back in the good habit.  Habit tracks, like rabbit tracks.  Floss only the teeth you want to keep.