We Dislike Flossing So Much, We Lie About It

Tell the truth now: Are you really flossing your teeth every day? Or are you just lying about it to your dentist? If it’s the latter, you have company. A new survey finds that 27 percent of us lie through our teeth about flossing daily — and that figure is probably low, dental experts told NPR. For some reason, we just don’t relish yanking a thick thread between our tightly packed molars, digging out slimy, bad-smelling bits of food and making …

John Williams: The NFL Star Who Fell Hard and Then Redeemed Himself as a Dentist

We’ve heard the story too many times: A professional athlete has his moments of glory, and then, after leaving the game, goes astray and pays a heavy price for it. But John Williams had a different story. Williams, who died July 8 at age 64 while taking a walk near his home, earned All-American honors at the University of Minnesota in 1967 and then went on to play 12 seasons (and in three Super Bowls) as an offensive lineman in the …