Over thanksgiving, my mom mentioned that a connection exists between oral health and mental health. Poor oral health has been linked to Alzheimer's, with many studies being conducted in the medical field to find out more about the connection. It clicked with me that I need to pay better attention to my teeth. Every time I go to the dentist, he tells me that I need to floss more. I laugh because I just never floss...ever. On December 1st, I committed to flossing every night for 31 days. I am now at day 34 and going strong. Even if I am super tired at night, I just think of my dentist (and my mental health), and I pull out the floss. I hope my dentist notices the difference on my next visit and that my brain notices my new habit, too!