Saturday, October 13, 2012

Dental Floss

Just throwing this one out there... how often do you floss your teeth?  I admit I wasn't flossing as often as I should, until recently.  I used to be the dentists' star patient until after the birth of my daughter.  I wouldn't say I had problems with my teeth during pregnancy but since the arrival of our daughter my priorities have definitely been elsewhere.  But now 3 yrs on I don't really have an excuse.  It was actually a fellow blogger that brought it to my attention; Jen is always so honest in her blog and admitted she needed to get back in the routine.  And the final push I needed was to hear the correlation between gum disease and Alzheimer's.  Whether it's true or not, I don't need to raise my chances because sadly enough Alzheimer's is on both sides of my family.  It's been around a week now and I must say my teeth and gums are looking great.  I'm curious what the dentist has to say during our check-up in a couple weeks???  If I get the all clear I think I might take the dental work up a notch and consider getting my teeth whitened.  I smoked cigarettes for around 9yrs (I quit in 2004) and I am an avid coffee drinker, so needless to say the color of my teeth could use a little help.  Let's hope my slacking off didn't cause too much damage, fingers crossed!

2 comments:

  1. I think the fact that you quit smoking was an accomplishment right there. and then being able to take your dental health to the next level is just an amazing turn around.

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  2. Well...now I do it every day. Just because it's still my 'habit' for game on. :-) Can't wait for my dentist appointment next month (my first one since being so good about flossing) to see if it makes a difference with my cleaning!

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