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!