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That New Guy - You don't have to floss all your teeth...

A dental hygienist once imparted a piece of wisdom to me as I was anxiously waiting in the dentist’s chair for my mouth to go numb for my first root canal.

“You know, Roger,” she says as she taps the side of my puffy-feeling jaw. “You don’t have to floss all of your teeth.”

Even while dreading the root canal to come, I found her statement somewhat confusing. First off, I go by Duane not Roger but seeing I would have sounded like a drunk with my lip drooping like it was, I let it go. But second ...


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