Well my dear dear readers, I am so excited to report that I had a FANTASTIC visit with the dentist on Tuesday.
These are truly amazing words considering the posts of the past– two years ago –
Suffice to say, In the past, my dental health has been deplorable and so I have spent time, money and tears on my teeth and it has NOT been FUN.
After several months of more concentrated flossing and brushing and using mouthwash, the results are a very healthy report from my dentist!. By itself that is a wonderful thing, the sense of accomplishment I feel is real, the real proof though is that while getting a routine cleaning this Tuesday, it only took an hour and there was no pain! Usually I need about 7 shots of anesthetic to handle a cleaning! NO PAIN is HUGE for me since the dentist is normally an ORDEAL and I dread going, I dread being there (despite the extremely kind and considerate staff, you know who you are) and its an absolute misery.
Now I will go ahead and admit, I have not done it every day but I have been much more focused on taking care of my teeth and these are the results, can you imagine if I did it every day, how much better can it get? It is such a nice feeling to know that we are no longer in “recovery” mode with my teeth and working on “maintenance” YAY!
As a public service, the following youtubes are provided so you don’t have to wonder what is the proper way to brush your teeth, floss your teeth, also .. ask your hygenist at your next cleaning, they will be happy to show you.
1. Set a reminder for yourself and floss, brush and mouthwash twice daily
2. Make it fun, pick a toothpaste that will help you work on your problem areas but put fun stickers on your tube of toothpaste
3. Realize baby steps (daily activity) will REALLY work.
Think about it! and Brush, Brush those Teeth!