Did You Know Your Teeth Are Nasty Places?

I just got my teeth cleaned. New dentist, new hygienist. Her name is Sue and she’s been doing this, by her own admission, for 40 years! So I’m thinking she must love her job… then she goes on to tell me that teeth are nasty places! Full of germs and bacteria and that if I don’t begin to floss and gargle I will be dead from the horrible invisible buggy things that inhabit my mouth every day.

This was a fun appointment, I have to tell you. I was feeling light and happy until I got into her chair. The sun was shining, the birds were singing! But leaving the dental office with my mouth thoroughly scrubbed, I hesitated to eat anything for the rest of the day. In fact, I think I brushed at least three times before bedtime. My teeth have never been so bug free.

But I won’t floss. I just can’t. It’s a matter of patience I cannot master and trying to get my fingers into my tiny mouth- impossible. Yes, despite the volume of constant chatter that those of you who know me personally hear whenever we are together, my mouth is very small and delicate. And trying to get both fingers and floss into the oral cavity to scrape between my teeth and gums, —forget it. I simply refuse to do it.

So you will most likely find me dead on the floor someday, overcome with oral bacteria, toothbrush in hand, floss no where to be found. Such is life. 🙂

So, be honest – do you floss? And if you don’t, what’s your excuse?

 

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Flossy
Flossy
10 years ago

This may surprise you but little kids floss… 2 yr olds even. They often use floss on a little gizmo made especially for small mouths. Tooth and gum problems can be painful.

Ginger Vitis
Ginger Vitis
10 years ago

Only floss the teeth you want to keep.

Bubbles
Bubbles
10 years ago

In my other life I worked in both general dental and oral surgery……stories abound !

Bottom line, consider those little oral picks that have a dental floss bow.

I love Gingers comment, “Only floss the teeth you want to keep.”

Smile

Salander
Salander
10 years ago

Resulting gum disease also can cause heart disease…Have we cheered you up enough?

midge
midge
10 years ago

had a dental cleanig yesterday,too.is that a sign of friendship or what?i floss inter mittantly but brush about 3-4 times a day!!no plaque on my teethbut found out I need 2 new crowns to the tune of 1800 dollars!!!!!maybe I should floss more?????

CDeering
CDeering
Reply to  midge
10 years ago

Amazing coincidence! You having your teeth cleaned too… my appt. was at 9:45 am. Et tu?
Re: those expensive crowns…. I have a bunch – at least a dozen! I thought you didn’t have to floss if you have crowns… because they are not real, doesn’t that mean you can’t get ga-gow inbetween and bugs and bacteria… the whole idea is a bit disgusting… yuck…
but $1800?! is cheap, gurl. Each of my crows cost $1,200 and that was at a discount because I was getting them 3 and 4 at a time!!!
I should have been a dentist.

CDeering
CDeering
10 years ago

Oh such fabu advice!!! I shall consider using one of those flossy gizmos… at least I won’t have to stick my fingers down my throat… !

Daffyhill
Daffyhill
10 years ago

You would think that swishing with Mr. Dewars at least once a day would take care of any bugs in YOUR mouth. Have no fear, no respectable bug would live there and take an alcohol bath every day!!! Can you just see them trying to backstroke their way out of your mouth? They’re doing backflip dives off the end of your tongue!

CDeering
CDeering
10 years ago

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Shelby Peters
Shelby Peters
10 years ago

Halloween is definitely one of my girl’s most liked times of the entire year to go out trick or treating together with their friends and afterward they all gather together at somebody’s apartment to enjoy and share their snacks.