2012 is upon us. It brings a fresh start, hope that change is possible and… the “End of the World”. If you haven’t already heard, the Earth, as we know it, is going to cease to exist on December 12, 2012. So, should we all give up our careers, stop flossing and planning our futures? I think not, better safe than sorry.

So, what makes a good New Year’s Floss-o-lution? It starts with creating better habits in the dental hygiene department. We all know that we should floss our teeth daily, however it seems that most people think they can fool their dentist if they floss just before their appointment. Unfortunately, that’s not the case.

There are some simple tools out there that make flossing easier. Next time you’re at the store pick up some dental flossers, you’d be surprised how much easier it is and you won’t hate doing it. Plus, they’re very affordable and convenient to carry around, in case you get food stuck in between your teeth.

Make your New Year’s Floss-o-lution today and take better care of your teeth and gums. In the long run, a small preventative measure, like flossing, will save you money, pain and improve your quality of life. Did you know that flossing could extend your life up to six years? Sounds like an easy change to make, provided we’re all still around to see 2013.

Happy New Year!

by Tarin Keith