Fandango’s Provocative Question #194

I am very particular about my teeth. At the age of 76 I still have my own teeth, at least most of them. A few have gone missing over the years and many have been repaired, but I learned to care for them, although in later years. My mum lost her teeth at the age of about 45. Dad kept them all but eventually at the age of 80 had them removed, although the dentist did a good job on them. I decided at the age of around 50 to be more careful. Cleaned them three times a day after every meal and had a dental check up. Replacing my toothbrush was not a regular thing. I have an electric toothbrush and an electric rinsing machine, although you still have to do it correctly.

Some time ago I realised that a new tooth brush would not be a luxury. The maker of my electric machine, Philips, sold the toothbrushes in packs of 20, so here they are, although to be quite honest I do not change them every month, just when necessary.

Here is my complete set of cleaning apparatus. Note the little brush on the box on the right. That is for cleaning between the teeth and I apply that once a day in the evening. I also visit the dental hygenist once a year. i usually leave her with a mouth full of blood, but not being a vampire it usually clears away after an hour. Yes my teeth are important, dentist bills are too expensive to be ignored.

Fandango’s Provocative Question; #194 Dental Hygiene

6 thoughts on “Fandango’s Provocative Question #194

  1. It took me forty years before I really caught on to the importance of taking care of my teeth. I read one day that the bacteria in your mouth can eat away at your gums., so it’s important to floss daily. Before that I was always having cavities; since then I’ve rarely had one. Just wish I’d twigged on years earlier!

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