Monday, October 01, 2012

Nailed It

Today I had my first dental checkup since I set the goal of flossing daily. The hygienist asked how I was doing, and I told her I had flossed every day for the last six months.

"Any bleeding?" She asked.

"Nope. It would take a dagger to make these gums bleed!" I said confidently.

She marveled at how little plaque she had to clean off my teeth. It was the fastest cleaning I can remember. When it was time to rate my gums tooth by tooth (from 1 to 5, 1 being the best), only one spot was rated a "5" (and that's an anomaly; there is one gap between my teeth that is much wider than the others so flossing doesn't work as well -- that's something to work on for next time).

Going into the last quarter of the year, it has become obvious that I have failed in many of my goals. That made today's appointment especially satisfying. At least I have succeeded at one of them, and my dentist has proof.

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