By Diane Forrest
Every time I think about flossing, I can't help but think about the scene in the movie Pretty Woman where she is in the bathroom flossing her teeth, but Richard Gere thinks she is doing drugs. Julia Roberts gets embarrassed that she was caught red handed flossing her teeth. I remember a dentist telling me once "you don’t have to floss all your teeth, just the ones you want to keep!"
Today is National Flossing Day. It comes the day after Thanksgiving as a reminder to clean your teeth properly after all the tasty eating done yesterday. flossing.org has issued a proclamation for today, :Whereas This Nation will once again have spent a full day focused on food, on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, and since it is good for each of us to floss after meals, Therefore, It is befitting and proper that the following day, November 23, 2012 be celebrated as National Flossing Day.
During that day each and every person is encouraged to consider the role flossing has played in his or her life during the previous year, and to celebrate flossing so they can Help Spread "Peace of Mouth" in their own lives and the lives of others around them, in ways with and without floss.
All citizens of the universe are encouraged to search for ways to experience the JOY OF FLOSSING and thereby move beyond negative reasons to floss.
On this special day, our children should also be made aware of the richness and health that flossing can bring to life. Be this day so proclaimed in the name of all the Volunteers who have devoted time to the work of the National Flossing Council and to Help Spread "Peace of Mouth!"
So today, on National Flossing Day, don't forget to floss in between each tooth, in fact, you can do this every day to keep your smile clean and healthy.