Going to the dentist!
Peter Fournier and Catherine Fournier
Now that's one of my least favorite places to go. I have a great dentist. She is funny, caring, and and I always have the feeling she knows what she is doing. But I still don't like going!
Learning to be a nurse, I was never queasy about blood guts or gore. What could make me gag on the spot was cleaning dentures, Oh Yuck! I have gotten over the initial reactions but I still feel that "Oh Gross" when a patient pulls out their teeth. Not everyone is this way but everyone has a fear of losing their teeth and having to depend on an extra set of chompers to get down one's breakfast.
Going to the dentist is one of the harder things to convince yourself to do. It is also a chore getting the hubby and kids to go.
Fact of Life: Everyone should go to the dentist every 6 months. This will help to keep your teeth in your mouth and delay or prevent the use of "Polident" as a nightly routine.
Learn to brush your teeth properly. Brush other surfaces in your mouth such as the roof of your mouth, your gums, and last but not least, brush your toungue- sounds icky but it does cut down on bad breath and build-up of bacteria.
Learn to floss well. Wrap floss around 2 fingers, and sweep between teeth once a day. Be gentle.
Eat a well balanced diet, quit smoking. Go to the dentist twice a year.
Take care of only the teeth you want to keep.
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