When I was growing up, I used to really like to visit my mom at her dental office.  It was really cool to walk around and see all of the doctors doing work and the patients getting their teeth cleaned.  That still hasn’t changed for me, although I do miss having my mom clean my teeth.  Nevertheless, one of the things that I have learned is that I will be forever comparing all of my future dental escapades with those that I experienced growing up.  It will be a sort of with mom and after mom timeframe.  I just hope that everything that happens in the future does not pertain to cavities or oral surgery.  It is not that I have a fear of oral surgery, but rather I think that most healthy mouths should not require it.  My biggest thought is that the best way to go about getting the surgery would be to make sure that all future visits to the dentist are positive ones and as a result, the surgery would be more preventative than anything else.  That does not less the fact that I think I am doing pretty well.

dental careMy fear of oral surgery has more do to with the fact that it means that I am not doing as good of a job as I can.  Teeth are a fickle thing and each persons’s teeth are different.  The same goes for people’s temperatures and bodies.  There is no normal and that is why my friend can run at least a mile each day and I will be wrecking my knees if I try to go two in a row. The best way for me to address this is by focusing on what I can do best.  In the dental sense, this means that if I continue to floss and brush my teeth with some sort of regularity, there is a good chance, that I will be able to be successful in the future by avoiding having to get dental surgery.  In my mind, this means that through brushing and flossing, relatively easy practices, I will be able to avoid having to go searching for dentures.  I am sure that there are affordable dentures out there, but that does not mean that they are going to be easy to use and convenient.  No, there are probably some that are better than real teen, but those dental implants could be outrageously expensive.  That is why, anything that you can do to avoid having to get dentures, the better.  I am familiar with what I am able to do to get better teeth and even improve the teeth that I have now.  One of those things would be to buy one of those great electronic tooth brushes that vibrates and brushes, so that you get into the little cracks in your teeth in addition to the outside of them.  That is what my dental hygienist recommended that I get at least.  I am considering it because I think it could be worth it down the road.

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