Tooth Topics: The Flossing Resolution

Give yourself a gold star!

If flossing your teeth every day was one of your new year resolutions, and if - like most peoples' resolutions - it's fading already, we have a great idea. Make a chart for a week, hang it on your bathroom mirror, and every time you floss, give yourself a gold star. Get a week of stars, give yourself a treat. It works for kids - and it works for grownups.

Flossing gets rid of the nasty stuff that hides between teeth and at the gum line. Daily flossing - and getting a gold star for it - will help your teeth and gums stay healthy and earn you a nice reward on the side.