If you’re a night owl like me, you exactly know how it feels to get dragged out of bed at 6:00 a.m. That was how early my/our day started today, which was a big bummer also for the husband who usually loves to sleep in late on Saturdays.
We had a 9:00 a.m appointment for the usual every 6 months visit to our Dentist. I really had no choice, because when I booked the appointment for us, the day was pretty much taken. The afternoon would have been better, but we didn’t want to skip and wait till January(dentist is going away for the holiday). This is one preventive maintenance that we stick to, (every 6 months) because as we are all aware of, a lot of diseases including heart problems can originate from the mouth. Many people skip the recommended dental visits and go for years without seeing a dentist. Just by simply flossing makes a big difference, as it is a good measure for prevention of periodontal disease. Do I sound too preachy? In fact, I can share a story about flossing (warning: a little bit nasty probably to some). I have a nephew who is now 16 years old. When he was 6 he was introduced to flossing. Apparently, he was skipping the whole thing because of sheer laziness, but when asked if he flossed, he was quick to reply he did. Until, one time I was in their home and he was about to go to bed. I followed him in the bathroom as he was about to brush his teeth. Right there and then I demanded he take a sniff at the dental floss he just used. You can just imagine the reaction from his face. He started to cry, and I told him, that was exactly how his mouth smells all those days that he skipped flossing. Since then, he never skipped, and never again was he lazy to do this important dental hygiene regimen.
Our visit went well, no needed follow-up appointment (thank you) till next year for the usual periodic visit again. The only issue is both of us have a little gum recession. The cause? Brushing too hard! Recession in the gums, is something that’s not reversible, the dentist can’t fix that. We both use soft brushes but we must have been really handling the toothbrush with too much pressure while brushing. Now, we both have to change the way we brush. Maybe even go back to those rechargeable toothbrushes we’ve used in the past.
This is it for today…in My World.