Treat darker emotions like flossing

By Nick Hong.


You know the feeling — anxiety and slight dread sitting in the dentist’s chair as they check your gums. They poke away at your gums with a sharp measuring tool and apply gentle prickly torture to make sure you’re not suffering from gingivitis or some other horrible de-toothing disease. If you find this measuring as painful as I do, you probably heard from your dentist something along the lines of, “If you flossed, this wouldn’t be so bad.”


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