The grand kids were supposed to have their religious school today, or so I thought. I hurried back from the dentist to pick them up and bring them into town. Oops no school so I just let them play with the other kids that were there. On the way home we stopped for pizza and a trip to the new yogurt place. After eating the frozen yogurt my mouth was feeling so much better. Not my wallet as the evening cost $20! In a couple of weeks when I have to go back to the dentist I'll probably do the same routine...pizza and frozen yogurt. My mouth will thank me!
I've posted a couple times about dental care. That's because it's such an important topic and one that we really can't do much on our own when it comes to repair. We can do temporary fixes and hope things work out or we can pull teeth. The main thing is to work hard at having strong healthy teeth.
I suppose to fix this cracked tooth, if it was a time when TSHTF, I could use my Temparin Max Lost Filling and Loose Cap Repair by DenTek. I have several of these packages in my dental storage. Each package costs under $3.00 and makes up to 8 repairs. I could use this to make my own crown for my tooth if I didn’t have a dentist to go to. My few packages wouldn't last very long since this stuff is supposedly temporary. I don't know how long it actually lasts because you are supposed to use it until you can get to the dentist, not instead of the dentist. Anything would be better than having the tooth break apart and expose the nerve. Then I’d have to get mighty drunk and have it pulled.
I’m continuously getting on the grand kids about their teeth. According to the dentist they should be brushing for two minutes at a time twice a day. I even bought the little tooth scraping picks and their own flavored floss from the dollar store. I figured the more “things” they had to play with, I mean use to clean their mouths, the more chance they will actually brush their teeth. I’m not yet getting through.
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