Caring for your teeth

Your teeth are such an important
asset; they give you the confidence to smile openly with the people you
meet. Mine could be better, I should
have followed a more regimented dental health regime, but by the time bedtime
comes around I just want to collapse under the covers not start flossing and
gargling mouthwash in earnest, I just want the minimal amount of brushing
before curling up to sleep.

The boys are having fissure
sealants soon through school, they did not identify any other issues but I
still feel bad, do they only need that because they like sweets too much and to
protect them from the possibility of future decay!?! I am not sure if its something all school dentists do now
routinely (prevention is better than cure surely!) or just for those children
that might be more at risk! Either way
I get the overwhelming rush of emotions, wondering if I am doing it all wrong…
but I do try my best, I encourage them to drink milk everyday, I supervise
brushing and we have a timer now to make sure they do the full two minutes
(before they seemed MUCH too fast brushing!). 
It’s hard because they have so many sweets in their life, people kindly
give them treats, they always manage to spot traditional sweet shops on our
travels or Halloween just comes back round quickly and with it an epic supply
of yet more sugar!!!

With all that in
their life I make a point of reading articles about caring
for children’s teeth
, hoping that I can do something to limit the damage.

Thinking about teeth makes me nostalgic though, when I
was younger I went through a stage of really wanting braces, I think it was
just because so many actors at the time had them in films. I think it made them look kind of goofy but
cute too, so I was obviously crushing on the geek type (they always had better
personalities!). But then I never
considered the reality of having them inserted, dealing with food stuck in them
or how wearing them actually knocked the confidence of many people… things have
moved on now though you can actually get invisible braces like these from sensu. With
clear braces you do not need worry so much about how your smile looks, you can
carry on as normal whilst they cleverly straighten your teeth. It’s sad to think that many were depressed
about their braces, they should have just come my way, and I would have gladly swooned
over them…

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